Last week, in a conversation with a newer BIM Manager, we ended up discussing a question that seems to always come up during a firm's first few years of BIM adoption. In his case, the question was worded:
How can I convince my leadership team that a project is a good fit for BIM?It is really a variation on a question Harvard University asked the Tocci team to address - should this project be a "BIM project"? How do we decide which projects are good candidates for BIM? My team and I came up with the BIM Decision Matrix - an algorithm that calculates which projects are candidates for BIM to add value.
You don't need an algorithm to think about whether or not you should implement BIM on a project. I would recommend considering the following project characteristics, based on the best available information.