BIM Level 2 Benefits Measurement (2018)


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) were commissioned by Innovate UK to develop a Benefits Measurement Methodology (BMM) to measure the potential benefits from applying Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 to public sector infrastructure / capital assets and write a subsequent benefits report on the application of this BMM to public sector capital assets, detailing the estimated project / asset level benefits arising from the application of BIM Level 2.

The authors work in applying the BMM to the two public sector assets has led to a number of conclusions and lessons learnt, and thus implications for further measurement work.

Geographical scope

United Kingdom

Non-quantified impacts

Two key challenges were found when applying the BMM to estimate the benefits of BIM Level 2 for the two assets:

  1. Obtaining the level of stakeholder engagement required / supporting data to estimate benefits
  2. Deriving an appropriate and likely counter factual from stakeholder input, for use in quantification

Quantifiable impacts

Case specific: Commission’s projected public sector funded infrastructure spend of GBP 31.7 billion in 2018/19, this implies savings to UK taxpayers of GBP 226 – GBP 429 million (in GBP 2017 prices).



Study type

Benefit estimate from two case studies

Economy sector

Water, Infrastructure (Transport), Infrastructure (ICT), Infrastructure (Energy), Health, Tourism, Public Safety and Security, Disaster Risk Management, Retail, Public Sector Local Government, Public Sector Central Government