Research Reports

State of BIM Adoption and Outlook in India

This report by RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University and KPMG in India presents findings from research conducted in 2013–14 about how real estate and infrastructure developers, architects, engineers and contractors in India are adopting, implementing and deriving value from BIM. The study also reveals the benefits that can be derived by BIM users, challenges being faced by them and their expectations.


In addition to the research data in the report, several interviews exemplifying the breadth of BIM's application to solving real world business challenges are featured in this study. It also provides industry leader insights with a global perspective on BIM adoption.


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Comparison of Bentley ProjectWise and Autodesk Vault for AEC

The objective of this research was to compare the applications, Bentley's ProjectWise and Autodesk's Vault, for data management and collaboration in AEC. The impetus was to respond to a number of readers who have written in over the years to find out if such a comparison exists. Rather than a detailed analysis of the individual features of ProjectWise and Vault, the report provides a brief overview of each in several key categories, enabling a high-level, at-a-glance comparison of the two applications.


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BIM Evaluation Study Report

This research report captures the results of the BIM evaluation study that was conducted by Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., founder and editor of AECbytes. It was commissioned by the AIA Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) CEO Committee to provide the LFRT firms with an in-depth comparative evaluation of the main architectural BIM applications that are available. The study was conducted over a one-year period starting from June 2009 and ending in June 2010. The results are captured in a 163 page report that the AIA LFRT CEO Committee is now making available for purchase.


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