The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Taige Wang

Targeted BIM Use Selection for Projects: A Mixed Methods Explanation of BIM Use Contributing to Project Management

School research theme: Management of projects
Research supervisor: Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki and Dr Natalya Sergeeva
Start date: June 2023

While Building Information modelling (BIM) can be adopted to promote Project Management (PM) in construction projects, BIM’s benefits differ for each project. One of the essential reasons for this result is that projects adopt various BIM Uses based on the goals they want to achieve. However, most existing research only studies BIM as one without breaking it down and exploring the impact of specific BIM Use in PM. My research adopts mixed methods to examine what various BIM Uses contribute to PM and contains a field study of proper projects to explore how these benefits are generated. It enables the project owners and teams to visibly know what kind of contribution each BIM Use could provide to PM. Nevertheless, more importantly, it could guide the project team to select suitable BIM Uses in the initial stage of a project based on their PM objectives. Therefore, PM efficiency and sustainability would be precisely improved by using it.


Wang, T. and Chen, H.-M. (2023) “Integration of building information modeling and project management in construction project life cycle,” Automation in Construction, 150, p. 104832. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2023.104832.