Building information modelling

Since the fourth edition of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts1 was published there has been a significant increase in the recognition and uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on construction projects around the world. As BIM continues to develop, the understanding of the subject and the speed of adoption varies between different countries.2 As a consequence, this has led to “BIM” meaning different things, to different people, across the globe.3 To offer some clarity on the subject and update the BIM knowledge found in Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts, a detailed review of the literature associated with BIM is presented and is used to determine the potential effect BIM might have on construction claims and disputes.