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Table 7 Perceived driving forces for BIM-implementation, rankings, and differences between users and non-users

From: Barriers and facilitators for BIM use among Swedish medium-sized contractors - “We wait until someone tells us to use it”

  User Non-user   
Statement Rank Mean Rank Mean p-value
By using BIM we can follow the technical development 1 4.00 1 2.90 0.008 ***
We believe that BIM should give us competitive advantages 2 3.67 5 2.15 0.001 ***
We believe that BIM would be of strategic importance for the company 3 3.33 5 2.15 0.010 ***
We have enough internal competence to use BIM 4 3.17 2 2.62 0.227  
We have a good network of external actors who support the use of BIM 5 2.88 2 2.62 0.588  
It is easy to implement and use BIM 6 2.88 4 2.38 0.146  
All our partners use BIM 7 2.67 9 1.46 0.004 ***
BIM has become a standard in our environment 8 2.41 10 1.33 0.003 ***
We perceive a strong internal demand 9 2.35 8 1.85 0.280  
BIM was a clear demand from our clients 10 2.00 7 2.08 0.890  
  1. *** = significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)