Some thought-provoking stuff from the shoegnome blog: 
“SketchUp was a disruptive force when it appeared so many years ago. It democratized and simplified 3D modeling. Anyone could model anything in SketchUp. And now there are 3.5 MILLION models in the 3D warehouse. SketchUp can now attach IFC data to elements. Connect those dots.

In 2014 SketchUp became BIM. And I think we’re all in for a whole new thing.”

Read Jared’s whole article at:
SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: welcome to the new world of BIM