The W & P study “BIM – are you ready?” Shows the importance Building Information Modeling has today and in the future for the various participants in the construction industry. Photo: W & P

The importance of BIM in the construction industry is growing

The degree of digitization will soon decide on the future viability of those involved in construction, as predicted by the current W & P study “BIM – are you ready?”. In the study on the complete value chain of the construction process, the management consultancy Dr. Ing. Wieselhuber & Partner (W & P) surveyed over 200 architects, contractors, planners, manufacturers and investors / builders on their current use of BIM and obtained estimates on their future significance and development. The architects are pioneers, but there is a lot of catching up to do all those involved in the construction industry. It shows already now: Who plans and builds on the basis of BIM achieved due to the digital collaboration clear competitive advantages through efficiency gains and process and cost certainty, the results of the study.

Knauf supported the study as a partner. “As a system provider, we have defined BIM as an elementary anchor point of our future development as part of our digitization strategy at an early stage,” says Klaus Salhoff, Head of Construction Technology at Knauf Gips, responsible for developing the BIM strategy for the building materials manufacturer. In the meantime, the company has completely digitized its product information management. Based on this, the BIM objects are based on drywall, plaster, façade and flooring, which Knauf currently provides primarily to the target group of planners and architects. However, this only means an intermediate step in the development. “In the future, we will digitally map and organize the entire process chain in interaction with our market partners,” says Salhoff