This report draws attention to the above issues and proffers an approach to overcoming this challenge. Within the report, benefits of BIM have been highlighted. Moreover the challenges experienced by industry experts have been elucidated. Finally an approach to determining the economic benefit of BIM has been offered. This uses the economic concept of Total Factor Productivity (TFP). Consequently, in order for BIM to be successful there has to be a paradigm shift from traditional silo disciplines of architecture, engineering and construction to a more collaborative management practice, which stipulates a process management, operations management and lean management approach that will create an overall workforce with enhanced skills, supported by information and knowledge technologies. Read More