BuildingSMART launches second BIM survey

Industry body aims to measure regional BIM adoption rate of IT in the construction industry

BIM industry body BuildingSMART MENA & India has announced the launch of its second BIM survey to measure the adoption rates of IT in the regional construction industry.

The results of the first survey, conducted in 2010, found that BIM was less likely to be utilised for projects in the MENA region, than in the US and Europe.

BuildingSMART concluded that although awareness of BIM as a construction tool was increasing, there were “seriously obstacles” hampering its adoption, including government backing to specify BIM at the pre-qualification and tender stages of projects.

The second BIM survey will explore how the industry and BIM adoption rates have developed since.

“It is important that we get feedback from the Industry,” said BuildingSMART president, Tahir Sharif.

“Although there has been some progress made we would like to determine the exact level.  By taking stock of the current  usage of BIM in the region we can make sure that our current strategy of encouraging Governments to mandate BIM is still viable and that we are providing the market with the BIM materials they need,” Sharif added.

BuildingSMART’s 2010 survey can be downloaded from

Construction industry professionals can take part in the 2012 survey by visiting:

Every entrant will be entered into a prize draw to win an ipad 3 and one year BuildingSMART individual memebership. Four runners up will receive a single year individual membership to BSAME MENA & India.

The survey results and draw winners will be announced on September 15 2012.

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