BIM on a budget
At COMIT we are aware that there are currently significant barriers to the adoption of BIM for small companies - i.e. those companies that make up the bulk of the construction industry.
To an extent this is because the focus to date has been on large organisations. There has also been a tendency to emphasise the software and hardware tools which are typically used to support a BIM approach. These tend to be expensive which is seen as another barrier.
However, technology only supports BIM. It is not essential to many of the underlying principles and practice. A lot can be achieved using exisiting systems and low-cost software. If BIM has any single all-pervasive principle then it is about improving collaboration. There are also developments in the area of mobile technology and cloud-based solutions that may help with low-cost BIM.
COMIT are currently looking for ways in which to promote and support the use of BIM by smaller organisations. If you have any suggestions on how to do this, or if you would like to get involved in our efforts then we would like to hear from you - regardless of wether or not you are an existing COMIT member.
If you would like to get involved in the BIM-on-a-budget initiative or to be kept informed about its progress, then please contact us using the form below:
Why spend money on BIM?