Popularity of Building Information Modeling Increases among NAHB Members

More NAHB members are familiar with and are using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for their businesses, a recently conducted NAHB survey shows. BIM is a process for managing the information produced during a construction project, in a common format, from the earliest feasibility stage through design, construction, operation and finally demolition, in order to make the most efficient use of that information. A representation of a building project in BIM format typically consists of a three-dimensional model integrated with an informational database about materials, products, components, systems and their properties and performance.

In a 2016 survey of architects, single-family and multifamily builders, 27 percent of respondents said they were familiar with BIM, compared to 17 percent who reported being familiar in 2014. During this period, the share who never heard of BIM declined from 43 percent to 32 percent.

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This article is from the NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog.