Today’s architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) stakeholders want accurate deliverables, more efficient buildings and smarter processes—and they want them faster. That’s a tall order.
To meet the demand for better work in less time, AEC leaders are turning to Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is much more than just three-dimensional visualization; it provides a complete process for creating and managing a building project from start to finish. BIM allows 3D problems to be solved with 3D tools, rather than working out 3D problems with 2D tools—it’s the digital way to measure twice and cut once. Using powerful CAD programs, massive amounts of data and seamless communication tactics, BIM makes the design-build collaboration between architects, engineers, contractors and building owners easier.
According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction, nearly 71 percent of architects, engineers, contractors and owners reported using BIM in their projects. And a global forecast of the BIM market projected growth from $3.2 billion in 2016 to $7.6 billion by 2022.
Whether you’re looking to move your business to BIM to fulfill requirements from clients, investors or government-funded projects, or simply because you want to run your own workflow more efficiently, a successful BIM implementation makes a difference by saving time, reducing wasteful errors and expanding design possibilities.
This guide will give you the steps to bring your team on board with BIM implementation and start seeing ROI in every aspect of your projects. Let’s get started.