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Sanjay Gangal
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AECCafe Industry Predictions for 2024 – Srinsoft

January 17th, 2024 by Sanjay Gangal

By Mariganesh Paulpandi, Head of  BIM Practice, Srinsoft

Mariganesh Paulpandi

The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry has undergone a substantial digital transformation in the past decade, transitioning from physical to digital data. Notably, advancements in collaboration tools and project data accessibility have played pivotal roles. Industry giants like Autodesk, Bentley, and Graph iSOFT have introduced products covering various project phases. However, challenges persist, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in efficiently transferring data from design to execution phases.

Existing Landscape and Challenges

In regions like the US and the UK, custom applications are widely used for comprehending project details during the design-to-execution transition. However, in the Asia-Pacific region, limited adoption of tools like Bim360 Build is observed, stemming from a lack of understanding among high-level management and a scarcity of experts leading tool implementation.

The Gap between Design and Execution

Data format deviations between contractors and design teams create inefficiencies, requiring file conversion and potentially causing data loss or misunderstandings during project execution. This communication gap hampers seamless execution and compromises the actualization of design intent.

Anticipated Evolution of Bridging Tools

The upcoming decade forecasts the development of products specifically addressing this challenge by streamlining data transfer and fostering a comprehensive understanding between the design and execution phases. Envisioned as a collaborative platform, such tools could amalgamate existing, albeit underutilized, add-ins and plugins, facilitating a cohesive workflow.

Characteristics of the Bridging Tool

The envisioned bridging tool aims to facilitate direct comprehension of design intent without altering the original format. Its functionality may include incorporating keywords and extending beyond 2D drawings, thereby significantly enhancing design-to-execution communication. By ensuring that the original design remains intact and understandable, this tool bridges the gap that exists between design intent and actual construction execution.

Key Role in Project Coordination

Efficient coordination between design and execution teams facilitated by the bridging tool is critical. Seamless understanding of design intent eliminates the need for alternate file formats and minimizes information requests during the project lifecycle. Consequently, this leads to smoother workflows and enhanced project efficiency.

Viability and Benefits

The potential introduction of a streamlined version of premium products, if economically viable with lower licensing costs, swift transition capabilities, and integrated AI features for process tracking, delay analysis, and material and cost data, holds the potential to greatly benefit firms of all scales. This tool’s affordability and advanced features would empower smaller firms and projects, enabling them to compete effectively and efficiently in the market.

Why SrinSoft

In the pursuit of revolutionizing the AEC industry and bridging the gap between design and execution, companies like SrinSoft have played a crucial role. SrinSoft, known for its innovative solutions in the technology domain, has been a pioneer in advocating for streamlined data exchange in construction projects. Their flagship product, BIMDeX, stands at the forefront, offering solutions that enhance interoperability and streamline data exchange between disparate software platforms commonly used in the construction industry.

Role of BIMDeX

BIMDeX acts as a catalyst in enabling efficient data interoperability, allowing seamless data exchange between various Mechanical CAD, Plant Design and BIM software applications. Its role in addressing format deviations between contractors and design teams aligns perfectly with the anticipated evolution of bridging tools in 2024. By ensuring compatibility and coherent data transfer, BIMDeX serves as a foundational solution that contributes significantly to the industry’s quest for streamlined communication between design and execution phases.


As the AEC industry strides towards 2024, the anticipated evolution of bridging tools offers a promising solution to the data transfer challenge between design and execution. Embracing such innovative tools, coupled with the role of pioneering companies like SrinSoft and their groundbreaking product BIMDeX, will undoubtedly revolutionize project execution and enhance efficiency across the industry.

Stay Calm and Embrace the Trends!

About author:

Mariganesh Paulpandi With a master’s degree in construction management and boasting over a decade of experience in the BIM field, Mariganesh Paulpandi has successfully executed global BIM projects in regions such as the USA, Australia, M+E, and India.

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