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With an Irish BIM mandate on the horizon there appears to be a growing frustration within the Irish construction industry around the implementation, adoption and use of BIM in construction projects. With many industry professionals highlighting the clients lack of understanding in the capabilities of BIM and their role within a BIM enabled project as the cause to this frustration. This paper aims to investigate these claims by analyzing the findings of recent publications against data gather through interviews held with various Irish construction clients. The results of this paper question the claims of the industry professionals and goes on to highlight other issues which may be leading to this frustration within the Irish construction Industry.