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 North America.
- 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. Previously this group was 44% in 2009.
- What is also great to see is that all users report increased business benefits from BIM including better profits, more accurate documentation, less rework, reduced project duration, fewer claims and the ability to offer new services.
"This unique multi-year trend data demonstrates clearly that BIM is taking hold in the design and construction industry because it has proven business value," says Stephen Jones, Senior Director at McGraw-Hill Construction and lead author of the research. These results speak for themselves and show that BIM is increasing its customer usage and base and making a great impact on the AEC industry.
The full results of this research will appear in The Business Value of BIM in North America SmartMarket Report, released to the general public at the end of November 2012 at http://construction.com/market_research/default.asp.
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