I the May/June Addition of Constructor Magazine, there are some excellent examples of Contractors using BIM. One high light was that over 1/3 responded with over 100% ROI. And more and more your finding contractors creating whole departments, aptly and somewhat spookily called “Virtual Construction Departments”. I guess I find it spooky in the sense that so many in the disciplines thought if you were not pouring concrete or putting steel up you were not adding value, however, with BIM we are starting to see a tremendous effort on the front end.
Gilbane Building in Providence found over 1,445 clashes in a 96,000 SF data center saving the owner over $800,000 in resolved issues. All in they believed they saved the owner more than $1,000,000 while investing only $63,000 in BIM expenses. Half of which was creating a BIM from 2D documents, etc.
Great Stuff, Read the Article.