Introduction to drivers for BIM

The factors that drive Building Information Modelling (BIM) vary from one geographical location to another.

For example, in the UK, despite action taken by the government to address existing problems in the construction industry, one of the main drivers for BIM remains the noncompliance of the construction sector.

Usually, BIM is driven by factors that fall into one of the following categories:

  • Organisational
  • Sustainability
  • Connectivity

You’ll explore each of these drivers in more detail during your learning journey in this short course.

Your task

Research and find what you think are the three key drivers for the full adoption of BIM and why adopting BIM is important.

Share your answers in the comments then choose two other comments to ‘like’ or respond to.


Further reading

Watson, A. (2010) ‘BIM - A Driver for Change’. in Tizani, W. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference, ‘Computing in Civil and Building Engineering’ held 30 June-2 July at the University of Nottingham. [online] Available from: http://www.engineering.nottingham.ac.uk/icccbe/proceedings/pdf/pf69.pdf Accessed on [7 May 2019]

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BIM Implementation within the AEC Industry

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