Over the past couple of weeks I have been talking to many software companies as part of the preparation for BIM Show Live 2019.
What I have found is there is lots of innovation across the construction sector. Businesses are making big investments and taking risks to address the challenges and opportunities which are now apparent.
Everywhere I turn there are new platforms, from start ups to established multi national businesses. My colleagues continue to find new software every week and blow me away with what can be achieved. The most powerful aspect is the pace and ease in which outputs can be delivered using cloud based platforms.
All of this is achievable if a model has been built accurately and consistently in the first instance. If the right foundations are there the opportunities are endless.
When we started to invest in quality models and subsequently established BIM Technologies and Bimstore in 2011 we could see the potential but were unsure when we would be able to maximise value. It is therefore fantastic to see the level of investment and innovation in the construction sector and the impact now being made.
When I have been in discussion with software companies for BIM Show Live they are all desperate for a speaking slot. When we set up BIM Show in 2011 we were adamant there would be no sales pitches. We would not allow software vendors on stage unless they had a great story which would be selected in the normal way.
Software development was different back then and tended to be delivered by global corporate businesses. These companies and their software remains at the core of BIM but there are so many other companies which are investing in addressing specific challenges.
Today these software companies are as invested in the transformation of construction as anyone else. They are passionate about improving outcomes and entrepreneurial in their approach.
We have always been open to change at BSL and this year we are adding a software lounge. This will be a dedicated room where software companies can show what their product can do and how it can help or delegates achieve their objectives
Each software company will have a 20 minute slot to share their passion for their product and how it addresses a particular challenge.
This is yet another example of how far we have come in 8 years….
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