Many AEC industry clients and their supply chain partners have been sceptical about the claimed benefits of construction collaboration technologies and have therefore been slow to adopt them.

The primary motivator for actors in the AEC industry to adapt new technology innovations will always be the opportunity for direct gains and benefits in their own operations. In order for the actors to realize these benefits there must be a framework in place to measure the relevant cost and benefits associated with the investment. Lack of any quantitative study by an objective party on Return on Investment (ROI) has made it difficult to justify cost/benefit.