There is no doubt that Building Information Modelling (BIM) isÂ and there are a number of initiatives happening in both New Zealand and internationally that reinforce this. However, exactly what BIM is still causing wide-spread confusion.
A recent survey by Masterspec here in New Zealand while on one hand showed a high percentage of respondents saying they use or are aware of BIM, when asked what BIM was results varied greatly! The survey is definitely worth a look for those in the NZ Building Industry.
The survey obviously presents a New Zealand view, while this article from AEC Bytes gives an update of BIM initiatives from around the world.
Lastly anyone who thinks BIM is just about software needs to read thisÂ articleÂ – Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do About It – again from AEC Bytes. It outlines that significant organisation change is required for BIM adoption and those that donâ€™t make fundamental changes are likely to fail with their BIM adoption. I particularly liked the story of the CEO who attended all the training sessions to help set an example. CEOs in my mind should almost be called CCMâ€™s – constant change managers but that is a topic for another post I have been meaning to write for sometime.