A survey of RICS members has revealed a generally low use and awareness of BIM with few people recognising its potential benefits.
Retail giant Tesco is also understood to be cooling on plans to make BIM mandatory on future new build projects.
The RICS quizzed members of its quantity surveying and construction professional group about BIM.
And 98% blamed lack of client demand for a slow take-up of the system.
Nearly a third also saw no benefit in BIM for themselves or their organisations.