This paper draws on two case studies - an architecture practice transiting from 2D to BIM and a concert and congress centre - to highlight the benefits that BIM provides to architecture, engineering and construction (ABC) disciplines. It evaluates these case studies against the criteria provided in Succar's BIM maturity matrix (MM), which offers a means for organisations to assess and benchmark the BIM preparedness of their teams and organizations. Our analyses indicate that the interdisciplinary use of BIM supports activities from design to construction and improves knowledge-sharing for collaboration within each discipline. Furthermore, Succar's MM provides support for future studies in establishing ABC integrated curricula to advance students' collaborative abilities using BIM to meet the requirements of industry.
Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA): 37th Annual International Conference. Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA): 37th Annual International Conference (Sydney 4-6 July, 2012) p. 124-131