This report will inform your BIM strategy so that you can provide effective technical support and engage with architects.
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The report indicates how architects are implementing BIM, their requirements in terms of proprietary software, COBie, Product Data Templates and the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). There is also feedback on the stage of the design process that they change from placeholder to manufacturer object. The report also highlights those product manufacturers providing good BIM support, providing you the opportunity to imitate those organisations who are getting it right.
The objectives of the Adoption of BIM by Architects 2015 research is to provide product manufacturers with an insight into:
- The adoption and use of BIM by architects
- Software preferences by architects
- The stage of design when the change is made from placeholder to manufacturer data
- Content and support required from manufacturers
- Where to host BIM objects
Alongside the report we provide a listing of the architects’ practices interviewed, detailing their level of BIM adoption, software used and preferences for BIM content.
Research was conducted during September 2015.
100 leading Architects’ practices were surveyed to establish the level of BIM adoption and expected implementation by 2019.
This report contains 27 pages with 28 charts and tables of data.
- Management Summary
- Adoption of BIM for Design
- BIM Software Used
- Provision of BIM Content
Appendix 1: Practice BIM Preferences
List of Figures
Fig 3.1 Principle sectors respondents work in
Fig 4.1 Current collaborative use of BIM on projects
Fig 4.2 Proportion of projects designed with BIM
Fig 4.3 Projects considered suitable for BIM
Fig 4.4 Timeframe for designing all projects with BIM
Fig 5.1 BIM software used
Fig 5.2 Use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
Fig 5.3 BIM formats expected from manufacturers
Fig 5.4 Respondents who have their own standard design modules
Fig 5.5 Preference to keep a Library of BIM content and re-use or download again
Fig 6.1 How respondents locate BIM content – unprompted
Fig 6.2 Where respondents first look for BIM content – prompted
Fig 6.3 Where respondents prefer to find BIM content – unprompted
Fig 6.4 Requirement of BIM content for all product
Fig 6.5 Importance of BIM information for the following products and systems
Fig 6.6 Stage in the Plan of Works for switching from placeholder to manufacturer data
Fig 6.7 Likelihood to select a product with BIM content over one without
Fig 6.8 How the use of BIM will influence the procurement of products by contractors
Fig 6.9 Formats in which manufacturers should provide BIM content – prompted
Fig 6.10 Information required as BIM content from a manufacturer
Fig 6.11 How a manufacturer’s BIM object is used
Fig 6.12 Requirements of BIM objects for a system of individual components
Fig 6.13 Use of IFC for data only with own geometry
Fig 6.14 Preferred maximum file size for BIM objects
Fig 6.15 Difficulties experienced in obtaining BIM content from manufacturers
Fig 6.16 Follow-up required from manufacturers after downloading BIM content
Fig 6.17 Level of BIM knowledge expected from a manufacturer representative
Fig 6.18 Manufacturers considered to provide good content and support for users of BIM
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