How BIM will soon become from 1% adoption to 80% adoption in next 10 years
The popularity of BIM is steadily growing in the construction industry. Building Information Modelling has taken up a large space in the field of architecture and the expectations are that this fast pace of growth will see remarkable progress within the next 10 years. BIM has started playing a major role in its potential contribution especially in the area of design.
BIM offers a better architectural practice across various disciplines. While BIM has been adopted by some large construction companies the small and medium enterprises have yet to venture into Building Information Modelling. However it has been envisaged that we could see an 80% adoption over the next 10 years or maybe even sooner if the market picks up quicker pace.
Some of the key reasons for expecting the adoption of BIM to grow at a faster speed are because of the great advantages it offers in the field of design and construction. Looking at the paradigm shift that is taking place in the construction industry one can hardly imagine that 3D modelling for construction projects will take a rear seat.
BIM looks at integrating the entire building project from start to finish with consolidated data reports being accessible at regular intervals to chart the progress against the timeline. Streamlining operations and efficiency is at the core of the Building Information Modelling. Cutting back on unnecessary costs and reducing wastage of time and material is one area in which BIM has shown tremendous difference.
With the large construction companies slowly seeing the benefits of Building Information Modelling it has made a great impact on the way they are able to present their construction projects. Switching over to BIM services would be faced with some hostility as is the common scenario in all situations of change in processes. However, these are minor hurdles and can be easily overcome when the team understands how BIM can aid their efficiency levels and increase productivity. The significant changes that BIM offers the construction business make the time and money spent on training the staff a worthwhile investment. The BIM methodology has shown a considerable cost savings in the construction project and this is one of the areas that pique the interest of construction companies.
BIM offers construction companies tools that not only make the approval process easier with the visual presentation but also helps in many different areas. The top management of companies really appreciate implementation of advanced methodologies especially when it comes to saving of time and cost related to the construction project. Currently BIM adoption is at a very low percentage, but the future prospects are quite high based on expectations across various different disciplines. The only hindrance to the adoption of BIM is getting employees who know and understand how to operate the BIM system. Building Information Modelling has been around for over 20 years but has not come into effectual practice. However it does promise to give a more streamlined and efficient process to construction.