Implementing Building Information Modeling in the Top 100 Architecture Firms
Building information modeling (BIM) is considered one of the hottest design and construction trends, with a previously sluggish adoption rate starting to climb (Cramer, 2007). While software vendors endorse BIM as the answer to waste and ineffectiveness, its adoption has yet to attain widespread recognition. Approximately half of large architecture firms have acquired BIM software (AIA Market Research, 2007).It is unknown how many small or medium firms have done the same.A recent study was conducted to assess the perceptions of leaders at large architecture firms about the challenges of implementing BIM. It is intended that this study will aid decision makers in other architecture and design firms to develop successful BIM implementation strategies.