Is construction industry ready to embrace BIM


Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a set of technologies that aim to increase interorganisational and cross-disciplinary collaboration in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

To better understand BIM, its drivers and challenges in the Indian construction industry, a panel discussion titled “Understanding BIM Challenges in Planning and Designing” was organised during the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, which was held virtually on July 22-23, 2021.

Nikhil Bagalkotkar, APAC Technical Head, AEC Business, Autodesk, who was the moderator for the session, highlighted the history behind BIM. He said, “BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building. It was originally developed