Rapid Increase in Use of BIM for Infrastructure Projects Expected and Leading to Increased Efficiency and Lower Costs - Says New McGraw-Hill Construction Study
In the latest SmartMarket Report, Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure: Addressing America's Infrastructure Challenges through Technology and Collaboration, McGraw-Hill Construction demonstrates that, while the adoption and implementation of BIM in the infrastructure sector is a few years behind vertical construction, the complexity of large infrastructure projects and the benefits BIM offers for greater productivity will lead to rapid growth in BIM use in this sector. With almost half (46%) of the organizations surveyed reporting the use of BIM on their infrastructure projects, adoption is already up from just 27% two years ago. Once these organizations adopt BIM, the level of use rises rapidly -- more than half of the organizations currently using BIM for infrastructure expect to be using it on more than 50% of their infrastructure projects by 2014.
"Given the enormous need for infrastructure improvements and demonstrated benefits of BIM for complex projects, it makes sense that organizations should increasingly be using modeling and analysis tools to design and build infrastructure projects -- it improves efficiency and costs," says Harvey Bernstein, Vice President of Industry Insights and Alliances at McGraw-Hill Construction.