The Value of Building Information Modeling: Can We Measure the ROI of BIM?AECbytes Archived Article (September 2, 2009)

In this Viewpoint article, Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Assistant Professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California, and her graduate student, Samara Rice, discuss the results of a recent survey they conducted as part of a research project aimed at determining the return on investment (ROI) of BIM.

About the Authors

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber is an Assistant Professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on innovative computational tools, techniques, and solutions for design, construction, and operation of facilities that are economically efficient, performance based, and environmentally sensitive. Samara Rice recently completed a Masters in Construction Management at the University of Southern California. Throughout her studies at USC, she focused on Building Information Modeling and more specifically on how to evaluate the benefits and costs associated with the implementation and use of BIM. Currently, she is working as a consultant for Gehry Technologies and their Knowledge Services department.


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