Use of BIM across the project team is critical to improve project outcomes. This SmartMarket Report takes a deep dive into the use of BIM by mechanical and HVAC contractors, and the findings reveal that their engagement is not only widespread, but it is encouraging growth in related activities such as prefabrication and modular construction.
- The study provides a detailed portrait of how these sheet metal/ducting, mechanical piping, plumbing and multi-trade contractors are using BIM.
- It also reveals the multiple benefits they derive from its use including increasing labor productivity and profitability
- It demonstrates that BIM-driven fabrication is common among mechanical contractors, and it is also having a positive impact on the amount of material waste, labor productivity and the quality of installed work on projects.
- It also explores the key challenges preventing mechanical and HVAC contractors from wider and better use of BIM, including training needs and lack of available manpower.