A new report published today, The Business Value of BIM for Water Projects SmartMarket Report, demonstrates the industry is accelerating its implementation of BIM, a reversal of the findings of previous studies on this topic by Dodge Data & Analytics, which indicated that the water sector has been slower to embrace BIM than other sectors such as transportation. Download the free report here.
The new study was conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with Autodesk and several additional industry participants from around the world. The report reveals that BIM is improving water projects, generating higher levels of client satisfaction, and improving critical aspects of the project design and delivery process.
“Extraordinary pressure is being placed on our cities and our planet’s limited resources as the global population grows and urban areas become more crowded,” says Theo Agelopoulos, Autodesk Director of Infrastructure Industry and Business Strategy. “Understanding the value of BIM on water and wastewater facilities will allow us to build more and better facilities while using less resources, including natural and financial resources.”
The study demonstrates that use of BIM for water projects is increasing in both frequency and generation of value. Current users already report deploying it for a relatively high percentage of their water or wastewater treatment facilities and mining and industrial projects. And while their implementation is currently lower for tunneling and hydroelectric projects, they expect it to increase dramatically in the next two years.
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