BIM usage amongst European general contractors/builders
For quite some years we have monitored BIM usage among architects. As the traditionally omni-present influencers in the construction process, and as the obvious frontline of users of digitalisation in construction, architects are excellent indicators of developments in BIM usage. Given the current levels of BIM penetration, however, it becomes increasingly interesting and valuable to see how other parties experience these developments, especially major players in the construction process like general contractors/builders.
Since data on contractors’ experiences with digitalisation, and especially their usage of BIM, was rather limited, we focused on digital construction in the H1 2019 Contractor Monitor to see how contractors’ usage of BIM matches the architects’, and what explanations can be found for differences between European countries aside from the top-down explanation for BIM usage.
This H1 2019 report of the European contractors monitor covers 8 European countries and is based on 1.325 successful telephone interviews. The report covers not only the usage and adoption of BIM, but also other key digital developments amongst general contractors.