BIM in brief 01.03.22: $14bn spent on BIM software last year

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A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.

BIM worth $14bn in 2021

According to analysis from Cambashi, $14bn (£10.5bn) was spent on BIM software in 2021. It forecasts the BIM software market to reach $21bn by 2025. According to Cambashi’s employment dataset, currently around 200 million people work in a BIM-related profession.

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Housebuilder Countryside has adopted Safety Shield, the AI-enabled collision avoidance technology for mobile plant.

Construction robots on the moon

The Colorado School of Mines has received funding from Nasa to explore autonomous robot construction methods on the surface of the Moon, according to Global Construction Review.

3D-printed homes made from recycled plastic

Fourteen homes made from recycled plastic are to be built by Azure Printed Homes in southern California.

Digital twin technology is expected to reach a value of $53.6bn (£40bn) by 2027, up from $2.8bn in 2020, according to research from Report Ocean. A separate report by Fortune Business Insights expects the market to be worth $72.3bn by 2028.

Dates for your diary

Digital Construction Awards entry deadline: 25 March

Global Construction Summit: you can catch up with any of the webinars you missed by watching on demand; do so before 31 March, and gain an hour’s CPD per webinar.

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