The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure 2017

Dodge Data & Analytics

In 2012, Dodge D&A published the first Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure “SmartMarket” Report. The conclusions of the report were twofold: BIM in infrastructure appeared to lag about three years behind the building sector, but there were many positive signs that its use was poised to become more widespread.

The findings of the 2017 update clearly demonstrate the fulfilment of that promise. It highlights the value BIM provides for owners, engineers and contractors in the infrastructure sector in the US, UK, France and Germany.  It provides a comprehensive view of BIM for infrastructure through articles describing BIM use on specific road, airport and rail projects. This includes the use of BIM across and beyond the lifecycle of an asset, including creating models of existing assets for planning and using data from models for operations and asset management.

Data from the study of transportation infrastructure in the US, UK, France and Germany includes:

  • The increasing rates of implementation among BIM users.
  • The benefits of using BIM, the investments made to enhance those benefits and its perceived ROI.
  • The perspective of non-users, including their attitudes toward BIM and factors that could drive adoption.
  • Individual breakdowns of the top findings in the four countries featured.

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