The Centre of Digital Built Britain, in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance, has commissioned Northumbria University to evaluate existing tools that assess BIM maturity and identify the benefits (return on investment) from using BIM in projects. The research team has issued a questionnaire which is looking for response from across the sector, to help with its work.
The aim of the work is to map the landscape of existing BIM assessment tools, the level of adoption by the industry, applicability, strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for improvement so BIM can be encouraged as business as usual.
The CDBB says: “Firstly there is limited understanding/evidence of the BIM maturity tools available to the UK construction and asset management industries, their scope or their application. Secondly, there is limited, compelling evidence of the benefits/return on investment of BIM adoption at either a project or organisational level for design, construction and/or asset operation activities.”
The survey will help the researchers understand maturity in the application of BIM, and the benefits accruing from the use of BIM are being measured within organisations and on projects.
It can be found here: https://northumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/bim-maturity-and-benefits-cdbb-ukbima-final