Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Our unique, multi-perspective data sets map out AEC industry spending on BIM applications. We help some of the world’s best-known IT vendors plan successful market strategies.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) represents the concept of greater integration between the wide range of applications used in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The vision is for an accurate and complete digital model of a building – geometry and attributes – to be used seamlessly for planning, design, construction and then operation of the facility over its life.

BIM therefore supports collaboration between many different engineering disciplines, including architects, engineers and constructors.

Technology integration and interoperability reduces errors through consistency of information and the ability to check designs in a virtual environment to identify any potential design, construction or operational issues.

Chart showing spend on BIM by AEC industry sub-sector
Figure: End user expenditure on engineering software (BIM, CAD, CAM, CAE, GIS, PLM and Visualization) by AEC sub-sector

Latest Blog posts

Cambashi's engineering software market heatmap by industry and country COFES – 2018 World update highlights - Highlight's of Cambashi's World Update from COFES 2018. This sets out the growth in expenditure on BIM, PLM and GIS software; and the economic drivers.
Most-read Insights articles of 2017 - The most-read articles on the Cambashi Insights blog for 2017, including BIM, CAE, PLM and especially Industrial IoT
Autodesk University 2017 Highlights – BIM, GIS and Users - Some highlights from AU2017, including user engagement, BIM and GIS
BIM Design Software market forecast to reach $5.7bn by 2021 - The latest version of Cambashi's BIM Design Observatory features a powerful new dashboard. Get a sample here.