Five BIM Predictions for 2015

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Building information modeling has become an integral part of the way many construction firms do business. More and more contractors are seeing the benefits and value of BIM and using it to take a more proactive approach to construction. Exciting things are happening in BIM this year! Here are some of the trends you should expect to see throughout 2015 and beyond.

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Why David Epps Believes in BIM


Holder Construction Co. in Atlanta is an early adopter of building information modeling and has used it on projects since 2004. Today, BIM is no longer considered an emerging technology at the firm – it’s an integral part of the company.

“We view BIM as a tool and incorporate it into all of our processes,” said David Epps, Holder’s BIM manager. “We don’t think of our department as BIM anymore. We have BIM experts that facilitate our projects across the company, but at the end of the day, it’s a part of our business that makes us better builders.” Continue reading…

New Report Indicates ‘Unrelenting Growth’ in BIM


Contractors expect to see their work involving BIM increase by 50 percent on average over the next two years, according to a new report by McGraw Hill Construction. Benefits such as reduced errors and omissions, enhanced collaboration, and an enhanced company image were cited as key reasons for the growth; in fact, half of the contractors that reported a very high BIM engagement also reported returns in excess of 25 percent on their investments in BIM. Forty percent of the contractors with very high BIM engagement levels reported that BIM significantly reduced rework on projects, resulting in a significant cost savings.  Continue reading…

AU 2013 Highlights Considerable Growth Opportunities in BIM

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If you didn’t register early for the numerous building information modeling (BIM) construction sessions at Autodesk University 2013, you were out of luck. It was a preliminary indicator of the prominence BIM in construction would play at this year’s educational software conference, which drew an estimated 9,000 attendees to Las Vegas—a 15 percent increase from 2012—and approximately 40,000-50,000 virtual attendees via the Web. Continue reading…