Well, it looks like we've officially reached full speed on BIM. After the release last week of McGraw-Hill's latest report, I'm officially bored of BIM. Well, bored about blogging about BIM. Actually, bored about blogging about the benefits of BIM. If you don't get it by now, you're more stubborn than I am.
How long did it take for AutoCAD to reach critical mass? How long did it take from 1982 before everyone stopped insisting hand drafting was faster? If it was less than the 9 years that Revit has been out in existence, then it's time to get serious about the technology you're using.
How there are still people who haven't seen Revit or BIM in action is beyond me. Now that my company has moved into the LEED phase of BIM, who's got time to convince R14 users to switch. I was contacted today by an A/E firm with offices in 27 countries who was looking to do LEED EQ 8.1 with the IES VE Toolkit. It's great to be moving into the building performance analysis arena. It was even more interesting to me because I got the call while driving to yet another electrical contractor who was looking to move to Revit from AutoCAD LT.
Autodesk has a $2495 promotion going on now to make it easier to make the jump. They had been considering AutoCAD MEP, but when I brough in one of their AutoCAD drawings into Revit, added walls, ceilings and light fixtures, they couldn't think of a good reason to do learn anything other than Revit MEP.
Posted by steve_jones at 9/18/2009 5:21 PM CDT
After 2 years on the road doing over 100 presentations about the what-why-where-when-who-and-how of BIM to every kind of audience imaginable, I'm realizing what has finally come to be: that the hot-button buzz-phrase "BIM" is now settling comfortably into not being "the next new thing" anymore. After years of being overused, overheated, overloaded, overrated, overhyped, oversexed, overindulged, overjustified and waaaay overexplained, now it's just "over".
With about half the North American AEC industry already up off their beach chairs and at least wading ankle-deep in the BIM surf, we can stop hyperventilating about "BIM" and just do BIM as a regular course of business. The adoption and implementation research I just completed for the new SmartMarket Report: "Getting BIM to the Bottom Line" leads me to believe that two years from now we should expect that almost 40% of the US projects in design will be being modeled to a significant degree. That should be (God-willing) about $250B worth of BIM work.
So now what will the "next new thing" be? I've got some ideas and I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Yours, from the BIM road.
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