Related Links: SEI/CASE BIM Survey SEAoNY Structural engineers are using building information modeling in greater numbers, according to a recent survey. Yet few firms report that they are sharing BIMs with contractors.Two-thirds of the responding structural engineers surveyed last year say they are using BIM, compared with one-third in 2008. The fifth annual BIM survey, conducted by the BIM committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), with the Structural Engineers Association of Texas, went to more than 20,000 structural firms. The response rate was about 5%."The majority of the respondents are not
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.