BIM and its enabling technologies streamline the feasibility, planning, design, construction and operation stages of the project lifecycle. BIM approaches these processes as a whole, supporting a more collaborative way of working and more coordinated information sharing, making each process in the life of a built asset more efficient.

Stakeholders Benefits of Adopting BIM Processes:

Asset Owners / Managers

  • Productivity gain through integrated processes and the accurate, timely and intelligent transfer of information between key project stakeholders

  • Improved likelihood of project delivery on time and to budget
    Lower capital cost of the asset from improved productivity and streamlined project delivery

  • Important, reliable information for asset assessment, decision making, operational efficiencies, proactive maintenance scheduling and disaster recovery/business continuity

  • Lower operational cost of the asset


  • Improved communication and engagement

  • Better design coordination, better quality design

  • Easy visualisation of design and reduced potential for misinterpretation

  • More efficient information management, both graphical and non-graphical

  • Leveraging of models for design optimisation and advanced engineering analysis

  • Faster and more accurate quantity take-off and costing


  • Better collaboration and communication

  • Model-based cost estimation
    Pre-construction project visualisation

  • Improved coordination and clash detection

  • Reduced waste

  • Reduced cost and mitigated risk

  • Improved scheduling/sequencing

  • Shorter construction programmes

  • Increased productivity and prefabrication

  • Safer construction sites

  • Better builds

  • Stronger facility management and building handover

“Using BIM has resulted in higher quality of design due to better coordination, better ownership of the buildability of our designs.”
“BIM enables design phase milestones to be achieved significantly quicker than the traditional process. This secures our fee and enables high value support to projects and clients.”
“Proactive approach instead of being reactive – identifying and avoiding issues before they become costly.”
— BIM SURVEY 2018, PGs 21 - 22

Want to know more?

The New Zealand BIM Handbook presents greater detail on the benefits of BIM across project phases and project types.


Productivity gain is one of the major benefits of using BIM. Read more on the related economic benefits BIM can deliver, with real examples.

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Check out our suite of Case Studies showcasing the benefits of BIM across a broad variety of projects in New Zealand.

How do I implement BIM on a project?

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