Master’s degree in construction engineering
This study aims to define and validate a method to empirically measure the return on investment of BIM implementation for an architectural firm. Returns on investment from the use of BIM in projects can be due to tangible or intangible factors. Tangible factors include cost reduction and faster project delivery, while intangible factors include reduced information requests and reduced change requests. This study serves as the basis for the development of a method for evaluating the returns on investment of construction innovation projects.
The success of BIM depends on many factors such as the complexity of the projects, the BIM skills of the employees, the project delivery modes, and other factors external to the company. The data collected for the case studies shows better performance of projects incorporating BIM compared to projects without BIM. The result of the benchmarking analysis suggests that the use of BIM provides better control over project costs, reduces the speed of production of project execution plans, helps optimize workflow, and improves employee productivity.
This research project was intended to be exploratory, given the constraints of the limited scope of an application project and the difficulty of collecting relevant data. The work done may therefore open up new research to refine the overall benchmarking and performance assessment strategy. The results of this action research should serve as a basis for developing a strategy to be implemented to enable the evaluation of return on investment in innovation projects under construction.
|Fal 2019||Win 2020||Sum 2020||Fal 2020||Win 2021|
|Start of the project||Literature review||Internship with the partner||Writing||End of the project|