Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the way architect and construction firms do business and improving bottom-line earnings. As a result, the use of BIM over the last few years has been spreading like wildfire.
A recent report from McGraw-Hill Construction confirmed the trend citing that 71 percent of companies are now using BIM, versus just 17 percent in 2007. The same report also found that 74 percent of contractors are using BIM on some level compared to 70 percent of architects.
Is BIM good for everyone?
The easy answer is yes. But there’s a catch. Implementing BIM means learning something new and changing the way you work. An article recently published on Shoegnome.com, a blog for architects, warns that firms sometimes “panic” while implementing the program and revert to the more familiar ArchiCAD.
Author Jared Banks offers an interesting contrast in the time investment between a BIM workflow, a less efficient CAD workflow and a workflow that results from abandoning BIM for a more comfortable process. In the end, time is money. BIM can save time, if you stick with it.
ModSpace uses BIM for its large temporary and permanent modular building projects, including the rendering pictured here. Check back soon to read about our experience and lessons learned with this innovative software.
For the full article and some really cool graphics, visit Shoegnome.com.