A new survey from market research agency, Arch-Vision (publisher of the European Architectural Barometer), shows that, while more European architects show involvement with Building Information Modelling (BIM,) the need of support from the manufacturers with respect to BIM is also increasing.
The first steps of the preparation work the manufacturers should do are clearer. Architects expect the BIM information and 3D objects for the products and assortment to become available and free of charge.
These are some of the conclusions of the Q4 2013 European Architectural Barometer Report, a quarterly research among 1,600 architects in eight European countries. European architects act as a leading indicator for the construction activities.
With the increasing awareness and usage of BIM among the architectural companies in Europe, the expectations towards the manufacturers of building materials and products become also clearer. BIM should be taken into account by the manufacturers, and especially if they would like their products to be considered in the early stage of the bigger projects where BIM is mostly used at the moment.
For further information, visit the website: www.arch-vision.eu