And our BIM Survey says... 71% plan to use BIM within the next 12 months

Exhibiting at Ecobuild within its dedicated ‘BIM Zone’ provided Wolf Systems with the ideal opportunity to gauge how the timber engineering industry is embracing BIM; to obtain a snapshot of what the industry thinks of collaborative working and to discover what, if any, are the barriers to further BIM adoption.

Quote 1

“We invited visitors to our stand to take part in a short BIM Survey,” explains Wolf Systems Sales and Marketing Director, Karl Foster. “The results make for interesting reading and to a degree, reinforce the more general consensus that BIM matters within our industry; it’s a methodology that we need to be onboard and with greater understanding - the right tools and support - adoption needn’t be difficult.”

 

Key findings include:

  • 71% of survey respondents plan to use BIM for a project in the next 12 months
  • Revit is established as a mainstream design platform with more survey respondents using it than AutoCAD
  • Collaboration is considered to be the key benefit that BIM delivers, over complete design, information, buildability, time proficiency and error correction
  • 79% of specifiers surveyed recognise that timber engineering manufacturers using BIM would benefit their business
  • Lack of knowledge is preventing further BIM adoption
Quote 2

Nearly all of those surveyed believe that BIM will be business-critical within the next 5 years “Encouragingly, all survey entrants expressed interest in Horizon software and were keen to learn how the UK’s only timber frame tool built on Autodesk’s Revit can BIM-enable their businesses. “I’d like to thank all of those who took the time to participate in our survey and provide us with their candid answers.”

If you would like to find out more about Horizon software, download our factsheet or email Karl Foster for further details.

  • Horizon stands out at Ecobuild 2015
    Wolf Systems recently exhibited at Ecobuild 2015, the UK’s biggest sustainable design, construction and energy event for new build, refurb’, commercial and domestic projects. Karl Foster, Wolf Systems Sales and Marketing Director gives a post-show round-up.
  • And our BIM Survey says... 71% plan to use BIM within the next 12 months
    The results of Wolf Systems’ recent BIM Survey are in, offering some interesting insights to BIM knowledge, confidence and adoption within timber engineering. See how the stats’ stack up.
  • TRAining update
    Congratulations to Taylor Wheatcroft who has passed the Trussed Rafter Association’s online training course for design technicians with flying colours, scoring 94% in Part One, ‘Essentials’ and achieving 86% in Part Two, ‘Advanced’.