BIM – implications for government

Furneaux, Craig and Kivvits, Robbie (2008) BIM – implications for government. [Report]


As ‘The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice’ (cited by Riskus (2007) suggests, Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is “the use of virtual building information models to develop building design solutions, design documentation, and to analyse construction processes”. We would suggest such a definition, while useful, should be extended to include the operational phases of built assets (such as maintenance and decommissioning), and also be applied to the whole area of infrastructure. As a set of technologies, BIM holds promise to deliver benefits for the property, construction, and infrastructure management industries – particularly improved efficiencies and effectiveness through enhanced collaboration at all stages of the construction cycle. There are several important qualifiers, barriers, enablers, and some disadvantages with this suite of technologies. This report outlines the costs and benefits enablers and barriers associated with BIM, and makes suggestions about how these issues may be addressed.

Additional Information

Item Type: Report
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Additional Information:

Edited by Kerry Brown.

Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program A : Business and Industry Development; Project 2004-032-A : Construction Industry Business Environment (CIBE)
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 03:13
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 03:19
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Icon.Net Pty Ltd
Copyright Statement: The Participants of the CRC for Construction Innovation have delegated authority to the CEO of the CRC to give Participants permission to publish material created by the CRC for Construction Innovation. This delegation is contained in Clause 30 of the Agreement for the Establishment and Operation of the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation. The CEO of the CRC for Construction Innovation gives permission to the Queensland University of Technology to publish the papers/publications provided in the collection in QUT ePrints provided that the publications are published in full. Icon.Net Pty Ltd retains copyright to the publications. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the CEO of the CRC. The CRC warrants that Icon.Net Pty Ltd holds copyright to all papers/reports/publications produced by the CRC for Construction Innovation.
Admin: item control page [repository staff only]