BIM Value Benchmarking Tool

BIM Value Benchmarking is a free online tool for collecting contract information and calculating the value of benefits delivered by BIM. It was developed by the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and is hosted by NATSPEC.

SBEnrc's BIM Value Tool and BIM Value Benchmarking are complementary tools - BIM Value assists its users at the beginning of a project to identify which metric and enablers of BIM have the most potential value; BIM Value Benchmarking can be used to assess their actual value when the project has been completed. Over time, BIM Value Benchmarking will provide historical data to refine decision making regarding BIM implementation.

What does it do?
By comparing your project with data collected from many BIM and non-BIM projects, BIM Value Benchmarking will make it possible to benchmark the benefits delivered by BIM. By using BIM Value Benchmarking you will be able to identify the value delivered by your project in comparison to other BIM and non-BIM projects.

Who is tool for?
BIM Value Benchmarking is for use with construction projects in Australia and New Zealand. Clients, project managers and contractors are invited to contribute data and to benchmark their project(s) against other BIM and non-BIM projects. BIM Value Benchmarking focuses on main construction contracts that have achieved Practical Completion, as this is when the benefits of using BIM will be most obviously seen and measured. BIM Value Benchmarking can be used with many forms of contract including Construction only, Design and Construct, partnerships and alliances.

How safe is my data?
All information is treated as confidential and is kept secure. KPI and benchmark reports do not identify specific projects (other than those belonging to the user). The SBEnrc may use nonidentifiable data for improving the tool and the production of research reports. From time to time SBEnrc or NATSPEC may contact users to clarify data.

How much does it cost?
BIM Value Benchmarking is free to use. The Demonstration module can be used without creating an account, just click the link. To use the full version of BIM Value Benchmarking you must create an account. You can only produce reports after you have added a project to BIM Value Benchmarking.

To find out more and access the online tool, click here.