A recent, still to be published survey shows some very interesting BIM usage stats:
- The percentage of companies using BIM is now 71%, which is a jump when comparing previous statistics, with 17% in 2007 and 49% in 2009.
- More contractors (74%) are using BIM than architects (70%) for the first time.
- 49% of BIM users have five or more years experience using it.
- Almost 40% of BIM users are heavily committed to using BIM, doing over 60% of their work in BIM.
This new research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction shows that there is a rapid increase of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in, you may have guessed – North America.
But for us here in the UK, I find this interesting:
- With increased use, will BIM prove to be more attractive, and deliver more benefits to contractors than architects?
- With our current push on BIM with the 2016 target for level 2 BIM, could we see usage in the UK at a similar 71% level?
- By time we do get to 2016, we will have a good stock of experience of BIM users, ie those adopting BIM or BIM approaches now!
- As we move more to documentation systems and working in collaborative spaces, working predominantly within BIM’s could be the way we will work within AEC sector in the very near future