I’ve spent the past year working in a coordination role on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital project. The sheer number and complexity of the Revit models involved is immense. But here is something interesting:

basically every contractor who works on this project is
required to deliver their work in Revit format.

So… if Revit is good enough for the 3rd most expensive building in the world, don’t you think it’s time you took some action? Maybe its time to get Revit, get learning, and enjoy the ride!

According to Emporis:
The most expensive buildings in the world | Statistics | EMPORIS
and via
The 9 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Aren’t What You’d Expect

Here is what it looks like today, 13 February 2015:

Some related documents:


For years, Architects and in some cases Engineers have seen their project involvement slowly diminish as new niche disciplines take over parts of the project delivery process.  Once upon a time, an Architect would have controlled design, contracts, bidding and cost analysis, full contract administration, defects and more.  Many of these components have been trimmed away by quantity surveyors, project managers, and to a large extent Head Contractors.

Could Trade Contractors (in Australia these are often call Subcontractors) be the next group who starts chipping away at this scope, as they take on more and more responsibility for developing detailed BIM models (yeah I said it) for future projects?

Along these lines, you may have seen this tweet, where I quoted Steve Jones from McGraw Hill, speaking at the SmartMarket breakfast in Adelaide this week:

This trend is evidently not limited to just one country, as this quote supports: 
Contractors have now surpassed architects as the fastest growing adopters of BIM. Over the next two years, contractors expect the percentage of their work that involves BIM to increase by 50 percent on average…

Read more in the article at:
Building and Infrastructure Industry Customers Surge to Autodesk in Fourth Quarter – WSJ.com