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