As an industry, construction has been very slow to digitise and it’s still predominantly paper based. However, today more and more construction companies are taking advantage of big data. In the future, it is predicted that building designs will be informed by data, not the other way around. Taking this a step further, it is not only within the realm of science fiction to think that one day artificial intelligence systems will make decisions on what and where to build based on BIM data.
While some of the points discussed are probably going to become a reality faster than others, it’s exciting to see how these futuristic ideas are being created and developed here and now. BIM is still at the start of its journey, and it will be facing a lot of changes in the near future as the construction industry evolves and embraces these new technologies. While that will mean a lot of disruption in the way we make and use the objects and require learning new skills, we are looking forward to finding out the future of BIM.