The cost of implementing BIM in the fit-out industry, will it pay off?

Mitcheson, Gary (2015) The cost of implementing BIM in the fit-out industry, will it pay off? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the latest way for the Government to cut the deficit by reducing construction costs, setting a time frame for construction firms to become BIM compliant by 2016 in order to work on centrally funded projects.
    The fit-out sector has seen a recent increase in work, with more offices, retail centres and industrial units being built, but will this increased work become too much for an industry already struggling to meet current demands.
    With fit-out companies looking to cost save wherever they can in order to compete, and with BIM being an expensive system to implement, will the work be out-sourced to other BIM friendly nations or will British companies invest into the system on the promise of being more efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective. This report, through the analysis of fit-out industry experts’ views on BIM will ascertain whether or not the industry can become compliant, what the requirements are for them to do so and if, for those that will struggle to meet the financial demands BIM can have, are funding options available.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 16:34
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 16:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18584

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