How and why to adopt BIM for Infrastructure projects

The adoption of BIM for infrastructure projects is driven by time and money. A simple answer to a complex issue, but one supported by data.


The use of BIM in transportation projects rose from 50% in 2015 to nearly 80% in 2017.



water-icon-green Its adoption within water related projects averaged 69% in 2018 and is projected to rise to nearly 90% by 2020. image2-infras


BIM provides common benefits to both vertical and horizontal uses, but often has unique applications in infrastructure. In fact, 87% of infrastructure professionals say they find value in BIM.

Owner impetus is one factor driving BIM adoption, with more than one-third of owners requesting it. There is a growing trend in European countries to mandate the use of BIM on overnment-funded projects. Yet rules and mandates rarely work in the long-term if the economic drivers aren’t there to support it.

Broader adoption of BIM is set to unlock 15–25% savings for the global infrastructure market by 2025, and the world BIM market will be a $11.7 billion (U.S.) industry by 2022.

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