Why the emperor has no clothes

Throughout the existence of Parametric Monkey, we’ve been contemplating where the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is headed and, more importantly, where it should be headed. It’s fair to say that our attitudes have changed during this time. As early adopters of BIM, we quickly skipped any culture of change issues and began looking at the bigger picture. Much of this search was driven by the fact that there seemed to be only a single narrative – CAD is bad, and BIM is the future. While acknowledging that BIM has brought about significant improvement to the AEC industry, we’ve never seen it as the end goal in fixing the deeply rooted inefficiencies in the industry. This article rethinks the current BIM process, which we’ve termed BIM 1.0, and postulates how it will evolve to BIM 2.0.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who never change their minds, cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw


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