This development paper briefly sets the scene for the examination of the use of Building information modelling (BIM) as a collaborative tool within the construction industry. The focus of the study is on construction projects in South Africa. The study contemplates that South African construction firms may derive very limited benefits from BIM. They are three reasons for this including (i) limited user competency, (ii) limitations on information exchange and (iii) a lack of clarity in project design.
Ojiako, Udechukwu; Froise, Timothy; Shakantu, Winston; and Ozumba, Aghaegbuna Obinna, "BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM) AS A COLLABORATIVE TOOL IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY (1)" (2016). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2016. 36.