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The Future of Building Information Modeling

In July Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Market Insight – Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Global Construction Market” report to their offering.

The report provides detailed market analysis based on a survey of project owners, main contractors, architects and others involved in the construction projects market worldwide to assess the value, key drivers and barriers to implementing BIM and to assess the levels of BIM used currently and likely to be used in the future.

According to survey results, 41% of respondents do not currently use BIM, 29% do, and 20% are piloting the system, with 10% planning to use it within the next 12 months.

The general assessment from respondents was that BIM is going to be the future of the building information industry.

Jigsaw Thoughts
I didn’t purchase the report for $4,000, but purely from the above statistics it is obvious that BIM has grabbed the attention of the construction industry.  With over 50% of our industry making, or planning to make, an investment in Building Information Modeling it is not a trend or fad.  I look forward to seeing how this technology continues to develop and contribute to streamlining the construction industry.