Philp: BIM the AEC industry’s “biggest change” in 160 years

Head of BIM at BIM Task Group David Philp has described Building Information Modelling as the “biggest change this industry has seen for over 160 years”.

Comparing BIM to Elisha Otis’ paradigm-shifting safety brake invention way back in 1856, Philp described the efficient digital management and exchanging of data that BIM provides as “the game changer” for the architecture, construction and engineering sector.


Elaborating further on the aforementioned quote in his latest article, Philp stated: “The development of standards for managing and exchanging data in a common environment … that is really the game changer: digital transactions and queries in our built environment.”


Philp also looked ahead to Level 3 BIM and it’s ‘Big BIM’ agenda. Describing what to expect, Philp wrote: “Its [Level 3 BIM] performance data sets, automation of the checking process, real-time data transactions and self-procurement will all become potential components of a “big BIM” agenda that really will change our sector and unlock the potential for adaptive intelligent assets.


“Hopefully the next generation of industry entrants will have been inspired through programmes such as STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) which creates opportunities to enthuse young people in STEM careers.”


Philp signs off by declaring that Big BIM is the future by saying: “As the late Steve Jobs said “you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down … trust me, “big BIM” will be the next paradigm shift.” Considering his track record with the BIM Task Group, we wouldn’t bet against him.


Read Philp’s entire post at this link.


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