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24 November 2016

BIM Use Continues to Increase in NZ - BIM Survey 2016 Results Revealed

EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the third survey of our five-year programme that follows the progress of the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into New Zealand.

The results from the 2016 research report a 64% increase in BIM project use in the last two years. In 2014, 34% of the industry control group's projects used BIM; this has increased to 55% in 2016.

In 2016, 43 organisations where surveyed on their usage of BIM-based systems, and for the first time, a second survey was initiated to focus on clients and their understanding and use of BIM. The client control group was made up of property and asset managers from organisations with large property portfolios.

View the 2016 BIM Benchmark Survey Report for a detailed analysis of the survey results.

2016 BIM Survey Summary

In particular, there have been increases in the use of BIM in each of the pre-planning, design and construct phases of the project lifecycle (pre-planning – 74%; design – 91%; construction – 83%), and while use in the operate phase is increasing, it is still below the predicted use in each year of surveying (16% actual vs 35% predicted).

Results from the client control group show a much lower use of BIM. 45% of clients are using BIM-based systems and use appears to be site-specific. Increasing BIM usage within this group is not so much about raising awareness of BIM (91% of respondents were aware of BIM), it is about enabling BIM to fit alongside current systems and processes used in asset and facility management.

Alongside the industry survey, the client survey will again be conducted in 2017 and 2018 to gain an understanding of how the use of BIM is progressing within this group, as well as providing a method of identifying obstacles to acceleration.

The BIM Benchmark Survey report examines the actual use vs. predicted use by the industry control group from 2014 to 2016:

  • BIM uses in detail (who is using)
  • Most popular BIM uses (what it is being used for) and
  • Those uses most likely to grow — the top BIM uses by profession

As well as insights into:

  • Client use and challenges in using BIM models
  • Barriers slowing BIM uptake
  • How to accelerate further industry uptake
  • Predictions of use for 2017
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