Thursday, November 10, 2011
I’ve got the feeling that BIM is about to go on the backburner again...
...As ‘things’ are getting tougher still in the AEC-world.
While not particularly looking forward to more uncertainties lurking around my job-status, project-prospects and generally the industry, taking the spotlight-off BIM for a while would suit me just fine.
Let the market do its ‘thing’ for a while and see where we would get.
I AM very-much in favour of letting BIM off the leash, and out on its own.
If it works, great – if not, then we know we’ve been barking up the wrong tree.
There surely are many others shearing the idea that there are only so many excuses we can swallow on the subject of BIM’s failure before it gets boring.
Yes, clients should be asking for it. No, they are not. Why?
Because they don’t know that they should be wanting it or just do not care (i.e. unconvinced of the benefits);
Consultants aren’t playing ball and don’t use open BIM. So, they can get away with it?
Contractors are slow on the uptake and only just working out what the BIM acronym is? Subcontractors are not even aware of the acronym’s existence just heard somewhere that AutoCAD was no longer the standard for shop drawings? Or is it?
This is your risk, or advantage, or whatever.
Deal with it! Or let be dealt by it, so we can all move on.