So “Change” is the buzz word at the moment for all kinds of reasons. In the past few weeks in Australia the financial global down turn is hitting home. There are a lot of local large and medium size firms letting Architects go. There obviously are a lot of nervous people and they are right to be. This may only be the beginning.
But clouds have their silver linings. All of a sudden the AutoCAD users in our office that were not willing to put any effort into learning Revit, suddenly are starting to show interest. The word on the street is: “If you find yourself looking for work, having Revit on your résumé is a major advantage”.
From an Architect’s office point of view, changing how it works during boom times can be very difficult. Making changes during difficult times is a matter of survival. BIM is now advanced enough that firms don’t have an excuse not to change. Time will tell, but I recon the next two years will be the biggest take on time of BIM in Australia.