Building information modeling (BIM) is sufficient as a reason for many AEC professionals simply because it saves them money. As well as offering other benefits, BIM also allows for the simulation of different construction or infrastructure scenarios to see how they affect future structural performance. BIM also reduces costly changes in the future by resolving conflicts early on. The benefits of the program are also many.
Even though BIM has many advantages, it is still faced with challenges ten years after it began. Last year, BIM users reported on data about a lack of understanding of BIM, resistance to change, and perceived costs of software upgrades.
As for how to adopt BIM there is no right or wrong way to do so. BIM is either held back or over planned in many organizations that could benefit from it. However, based on discussions with customers, Autodesk has come up with five common steps that help accelerate the process and reduce the disruption with change.