There has been growing concern about the efficiency of the Australian construction industry. It has been identified that inefficiencies due to industry fragmentation has significant impacts on the way construction projects are delivered. It is largely believed that Building Information Modeling (BIM) has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of a project throughout its entire lifecycle. The main focus of BIM research has, up until now, been principally focused on its ever increasing use in the design phase of a project. The construction phase of a project has been largely overlooked, particularly the implementation of BIM during this phase of a project.. A mixed method approach has been utilised in this study comprising of quantitative and qualitative techniques. The quantitative method was conducted through the distribution of a statistically analysed questionnaire survey to a sample population of construction professionals within Australia. Concurrently, the qualitative method of analysis is conducted through case studies of selected construction projects with some involvement of BIM. Through the research, it was proven that Australian construction projects are far from the full utilisation of BIM as a construction management tool. The factors affecting BIM’s utilisation were also discovered in this research and validated through statistical analysis of the population data found by the questionnaire survey.
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