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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Banking and BIM

I have a question for you.  If the banks were to suddenly open their checkbooks again and start lending tomorrow so developers could begin the construction process, how would you feel if the banks would only lend money if the A/E team was required to use BIM?  What if they required IPD as well?

Would you be willing to make that investment for the sake of a better design and construction process and workflow?   What if the future of your firm thus depended on you buying and learning Revit?  Is that what it would take to move the line?

What if they required LEED as well?  It was just something that popped into my head during a conversation with a developer.

Should the banks be willing to lend money only for projects using BIM and IPD so they could be guaranteed that there would be fewer change orders and a much higher probability of jobs finishing on time and budget?

Can anyone tell me what percent of the jobs they've designed finished on time and budget?  What's your typical budget overage?

Welcome to the new game of Designing for Dollars.


Anonymous,  March 1, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

g,day greg from the land down under.
i enjoy reading your blog very much.
i would be happy for the banks to tell me how to run my business, if they let me tell them how much interest they can charge!.lol.
i am learning to use revit more and more in my micro practice, but it is a steep learning curve.

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