Dr. Jason Lucas, with the assistance of graduate student researcher Sai Sri Neeharika Vijayarao, of the Construction Science and Management department at Clemson University is conducting a study titled “Identifying Factors that Affect User Confidence in BIM Accuracy." The purpose of this research is to develop an understanding of how to elicit more trust in the accuracy of a Building Information model, specifically related to its use in automated processes when it was authored by someone else.
You are invited to participate in this study. Data is being collected from various professionals who utilize BIM in planning and/or managing construction projects. This study should take 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous unless if you voluntarily share your contact information to participate in future studies related to this research project. Contact information will be kept confidential among the research team.
Risks and Discomforts
There are no known economic, legal, physical, psychological, or social risks associated with your participation in this study beyond the inconvenience of time.
We do not know of any way you would benefit directly from taking part in this study. However, this research may help us to understand variables that drive user’s trust in the information obtained from BIM. With these factors identified, necessary steps can be taken to increase the efficiency and usability of said software.
Consent and Confidentiality
Your decision to participate in this study is entirely voluntary. By completing the survey, you are implying consent to participate in this study. If you agree to participate, you may choose not to answer any given questions, and you may withdraw your consent and discontinue your participation at any time.
To ensure confidentiality, the data will be coded thus preventing identification of the participants. Only the investigators will be aware of your identity if you choose to provide information to participate in future steps of the research, this information will not be shared with anyone else. No identification markers for you or your company will appear in any presentation or publication coming from this research.
If you have any questions or concerns about this study or if any problems arise, please contact Dr. Jason Lucas at Clemson University at 864-656-6959 or email at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns about your rights in this research study, please contact the Clemson University Office of Research Compliance (ORC) at 864-656-0636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are outside of the Upstate South Carolina area, please use the ORC’s toll-free number, 866-297-3071.
Thank you for your consideration of participating in our study.