Monday, 3 October 2011

The trouble with BIM over at AEC Magazine

Published 01 October 2011
Written by Martyn Day   

With the UK Government now mandating the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on its future projects, the AEC industry is facing sweeping changes in long established processes and collaboration practices. Martyn Day looks at the challenges of moving to BIM.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has had a lot of hype over the years, yet the industry has been slow to change or adopt this new technology. It is estimated that as few as 10 percent of firms in the UK construction industry use BIM software on their projects. This compares to approximately 60 percent in the USA.

While those in the private sector still have complete control over their choice of design methodology, the decision to enforce BIM on government infrastructure and building projects will force many firms to invest in new training and software. Without this they will not be included in future government contracts. This is without doubt an industry transformative decision. …………. more

Thanks to David Light for bringing it to our attention

Click here to read more of this very interesting, level headed, well written and thought provoking article on BIM

1 comment:

francisco said...

good article, interesting viewpoint. Greetings, great site!