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Exchange of information within and between construction lifecycle stages is the lifeblood of any construction project. Information sources are distributive, iterative, colossal and incrementally evolving with differing stakeholders during different stages of the project lifecycle. Failure to manage this is common and leads to inefficient project delivery.

These issues are global, and the Indian construction industry is no exception. Technological advancements over the decades offer new opportunities for the management of humongous project data; thus, information systems (IS) have been employed in all industry endeavours, including the construction industry—but with slow adoption. One such IS application in construction projects is building information modelling (BIM).