Assemble the BIM Possibilities
Howard Davis, CEO
Howard is currently the CEO of Assemble Systems, a cloud-based construction software provider servicing the AEC industry. Howard brings over 15 years of management, corporate development, and private equity investment experience.
Industry Recap: BIM Trends for 2015
August 13th, 2015 by Howard Davis, CEO
It is no secret that building information modeling (BIM) represents groundbreaking technology that, as it grows, is changing the face of the construction industry. BIM provides the user with a visual perspective of project components in real time. Any stakeholder involved has access to up-to-date project data with the ability to communicate with other parties within the BIM platform. As a result, BIM empowers users to collaborate more efficiently, identify and address challenges, streamline processes from design to construction and produce faster, better, more sustainable outcomes.
In the past few years, some common themes and big questions have been revealed as BIM is implemented, or even mandated, on a global scale. Here is a recap of what we are currently seeing in the industry:
In addition to a jump in BIM use in the commercial sector, national governments around the world have mandated or are planning to mandate the use of BIM as pressure mounts across the industry to improve productivity. The United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, South Korea, Netherlands and Dubai are among the list of locations where BIM is required on projects pending their size or budget.
According to a new market research report, the BIM market is expected to grow from a market share of $2.64 billion in 2013 to $8.64 billion by 2020.
The Question of Collaboration
In the face of widespread adoption of BIM practices, many are vigilant and skeptical as to whether the technology is being used correctly. It takes time for the implementation of new technology to reach its full potential, so what is standing in the way? For some, challenges arise because of a lack of awareness and training. As a whole, the AEC industry can be fragmented and resistant to change.
When BIM isn’t being used correctly, it shows. At its core, BIM is designed to enable collaboration among all stakeholders during every phase of a project. Project data should be accessible, comprehensive and relevant to the progression of every phase from planning to design to construction to reporting.
Multi-User Information Management
With Assemble Systems, model data is published to a secure website, which includes valuable tools for planning, viewing, estimating, etc. Any Revit, AutoCAD or Navisworks file can be uploaded to our database and shared with other team members via our online platform.
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Realizing the Benefits of BIM
It is clear to see that BIM is on the rise and using advanced technologies, like Assemble, can assist users better leverage BIM data.