Many of the training issues covered in this post are not specific to BIM & I am certainly not the first to say that training is important. However, the challenge with BIM is to go beyond a token training course in a particular application and to make the training genuinely beneficial.
Object libraries make a huge difference to model quality and speed of work. Therefore they are critical to profitable & successful project delivery. However, this aspect of BIM is often overlooked.
BIM applications seem to have stagnated/plateaued, and the release of a ‘killer’ application seems like a distant memory. This post reviews the future of BIM & related technologies.
BIM is often touted, particularly by software salespeople as the ‘silver bullet’ that will win work, make money, save time and deliver a better project. The opportunity is there, but there is much more to BIM than just installing a new application.
This post explorers the current status of BIM within specific sectors of the AEC industry and relevant BIM applications.
Measuring the ROI of BIM is not easy. There is more to it than a simplistic comparison of software/training costs to estimated benefits. It is just as important to consider the soft metrics or intangible results in quality, opportunities, process and people of the business.