Evaluating industry perceptions of building information modeling (BIM) impact on construction Academic Article uri icon


  • This research assessed perceptions about the impact of the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on construction projects through data collection in three surveys. Survey questions centered on impact with respect to six primary construction key performance indicators (KPIs) commonly used in the construction industry as accepted metrics for assessing job performance. These include: quality control (rework), on-time completion, cost, safety (lost man-hours), dollars/unit (square feet) performed, and units (square feet) per man hour. Qualitative data was collected through a survey instrument intended to assess practitioners' perceptions about BIM impacts on the six Key Performance Indicators. The first survey was targeted at National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council (FIC) National BIM Standard (NBIMS) committee members. The survey results indicated that the respondents felt that a BIM-based approach improves construction metrics compared to construction without BIM. Specifically, the highest three ranking KPIs in order of most favorable responses were quality, on time completion, and units per man hour. The second tier of favorable responses included overall cost and cost per unit. COPYRIGHT: © 2009 The authors.

published proceedings

  • Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction

author list (cited authors)

  • Suermann, P. C., & Issa, R

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM