Despite the described challenges for BIM implementation. This research shows enough positive aspect related to the Project Management role, and it is suggested that PMs will benefit a lot from the use of this new way of working.
This dissertation also suggests that further studies should focus on how to improve BIM and aspects of BIM implementation, rather than trying to prove if BIM should be used or not. The AEC Industry needs better practices and BIM is one of them. But researchers should focus on how to make this adoption easier, more cost effective and smoother, and not waste much more brain power trying to convince those who resist change.
“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.” (Steward Brand, cited in Onuma, 2009)
Master Thesis – IPM HfT Stuttgart - WS 2010
Martí Broquetas Using BIM as a Project Management Tool