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BIM in NZ: an Industry-Wide View

Baseline information on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry

BIM Benchmark Survey 2017

This is the fourth survey in a five-year series that follow progress being made in accelerating the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into New Zealand.

The five-year series follows an industry control group (industry) of large and influential organisations in New Zealand’s built environment, allowing developments in BIM’s introduction to be monitored.

For the second year, we have also carried out the client survey (client), which focusses on asset owners and managers in order to better understand what progress BIM is having in facilities and asset management.

Additionally, this year, we have carried out a wider survey of industry participants, the survey population arising from those who participated in the BIM 101 or BRE training in the past couple of years. This was undertaken to test whether BIM uptake in New Zealand was different among smaller organisations than those comprising the industry control group; and, if this was the case, did this wider cohort perceive different barriers to BIM adoption. This research is reported on

Once again the BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC) considers itself fortunate to have the continuing support of MBIE, BRANZ and a number of large private sector organisations as it enters its second three-year term in its effort to accelerate BIM’s introduction into New Zealand. Our sincerest thanks go to our partner, EBOSS, for its investment in managing and sponsoring these surveys; and to those organisations forming the industry, client and wider survey groups. These surveys are critical in allowing a very complete view to be formed of the progress being made in BIM's introduction and identification of barriers to its implementation.

Finally, should any reader of this report have any suggestions for improvement, please don’t hesitate to e-mail BIMinNZ at, or raise the issue at one of the regular BIM network meetings now taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (see for more details).

Kind Regards

Andrew Reding
Chair, BIM Acceleration Committee

BIM Benchmark Survey 2017
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