Interim Report


Themain focus of our research will be on the owner benefits thru the useand implementation of BIM in a building project in three differentstages of construction which are pre-construction and design,construction and fabrication, and post construction.

Basedon all the research we have been able to accumulate until now, wehave concluded that BIM pays for itself. An owner must invest in BIMwhile thinking in the long term advantages provided by it instead ofthe short term. The use of BIM helps to reduce the number of designerrors before the construction building project starts, which is ahuge task to be accomplished and a key goal in every constructionproject. If there is a guaranteed for the design to be as close tocorrect as possible then the risk of reducing the amount of ChangeOrders, Request for Information, Notices of Delays from thecontractors is a great advantage.



  • To determine the benefits of Building Information Modelling to the project owners.


  • To determine the current status of application of BIM by property owners

  • To identify the various software tools available for use by the property owners

  • To determine why owners are motivated to use BIM

  • To determine the challenges faced by property owners when using BIM technology.



  • There are no benefits of using Building Information Modeling to the property owner.

  • There are no challenges faced by property owners when using Building Information modeling technology.


Tomake the research a success both primary and secondary data werecollected. Primary data was obtained in two ways, through interviewsand filling of questionnaires. Since this researched focused on thebenefits to the owner’s, 20 property owners from Florida,specifically in Miami, were interviewed. The property owners weregiven questionnaires to fill out. In these questionnaires, specificquestions on the benefits, challenges, and tools of BIM technologywere asked. Additionally, the respondents were asked why they wereusing or not using the BIM technology, and how they justified thecost of applying the technology. In collecting secondary data, threecase studies were reviewed. The three case studies include EmoryPsychology Building, the Mansion on Peachtree and the Aquarium HiltonGarden Inn. In these cases studies, the various project details wereanalyzed to determine whether there were impacts of the use of theBIM technology.


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