Even with the Government’s 2016 BIM mandate looming ever closer, many architectural, engineering or construction firms have still to considered Building Information Modelling as part of their future plans. Eco Technology Show think that needs to change.
Simply put in a new article on Eco Technology Show’s official website, “if companies are going to compete in the public sector and increasingly in the private sector, then they need to have BIM capabilities.”
The article elaborates on this view, explaining that not only are architects and contractors needing to foray into BIM adoption, yet so is every type of company who in some way or another will be involved within a building project. There have been many in the industry who have tried to address the lack of BIM adoption and Eco Technology Show aim to try their best too by listing a series of positives as to why BIM is “the next big thing in the industry” and why you should be a part of it. BIM – “What’s in it for me?” The article lists:
· Better client engagement
· Better procurement from both client and lead contractor
· Better costing
· Better collaboration
· Less waste
· Fewer clashes
· Improved margins
· Increased business opportunities.
BIM providing better client engagement is a fantastic point. As pointed out in the past by Arup’s Kate Fletcher, getting clients on-board as early as possible is crucial as they not only get educated on BIM themselves, yet they also have a better respect and understanding for what various teams of professionals are doing to carry out a construction project. A similar notion was also shared by Metal Miner’s Jeff Yoders, who also promoted the note regarding better collaboration.
Less waste created on projects is also a hot topic at the moment, with BIMcrunch reporting on Autodesk’s VP of natural resources Pete Baxter giving his opinion on the matter.
Read the entire Eco Technology Show article here.