Article | May 10, 2022

CAD Is Dead; BIM Is The Future

Source: Transcend Water

There’s a term called ’BIM’ floating around the water industry, especially in the engineering community. Have you ever wondered what BIM is and what value it brings to water & wastewater treatment projects?

Why is it that engineering firms who do design and consider themselves competitive (or even mediocre) on free markets have already converted from traditional CAD designs to BIM modeling? And why “simpleton” CAD will cease to exist in 5-10 years MAX in most (or all) engineering industries?

The short answer is - as in most cases - “time is money and certainty is time.” Income for a privately owned company is the condition of existence. Let’s walk through how engineering firms and asset owners are using BIM in real life to improve their business position – using an imaginary interview of a forward-thinking Civil Engineer at a design expo.

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