Fridays with Vico Presents the 2009 McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report


If there’s a silver lining in this dark economic cloud, we know from experience that it’s a time to capture market share. It’s a time to strengthen our competitive differentiators and pull ahead. It’s time to study technology advances and best practices and decide how to align our core competencies.


We see GCs actively advertising three pillars of success: their relationships with their clients, green/sustainability, and BIM. The Construction Research department at McGraw-Hill just completed the BIM SmartMarket Report and came to the conclusion that “experienced [BIM] users are realizing greater productivity, improved communications and a competitive edge.”It’s time to find out what BIM is all about.


Who:    Steve Jones, leader of McGraw-Hill’s BIM, Interoperability, and IPD team

What:    Findings from the latest BIM SmartMarket Report


McGraw-Hill has dubbed 2009 the Year of the Contractor - and for great reasons - their report discovered that General Contractors will “see the greatest increase in BIM usage.”

Even if your firm is just starting to think about BIM, join us for a discussion which covers the topic from soup to nuts:

 • How to get started with BIM and where to find resources
 • How to employ best practice methodologies via training, services contractors, etc.
 • What ROI is really being recognized out in the market
 • What happens when contracts are modified with a mandate to include BIM deliverables
 • How to market your company’s success with BIM

And because the Fridays with Vico audience is made of many BIM experts who are pushing the technology edge with 4D (scheduling) and 5D (estimating), we’re including a special section covering:

 • How to move past clash detection
 • How to involve sub-contractors early
 • What ROI is really being recognized out in the market
 • How to migrate from Virtual Construction to the Field with the BIM model
 • Ideas for getting involved in industry alliances like the AGC BIMForum and certified through the AGC BIM Training Program
 • Using BIM as a precursor to IPD


In the press release for the publication of the report, the headline reads, “Survey respondents attribute ROIs of 300% to 500% to BIM implementations”. This is compelling - and achievable.

 • BIM encourages collaboration and focus
 • BIM improves project process and workflow
 • BIM has a very positive impact on GC firms
 • BIM can expand into other areas such as green, production control, supply chain, and facilities management


Please join us for this special industry-focused Fridays with Vico – learn from your peers with your peers.


Who:    Steve Jones, leader of McGraw-Hill’s BIM, Interoperability, and IPD team

What:    Findings from the latest BIM SmartMarket Report


Download the FREE PDF of the McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report in advance of the webinar.


If you enjoyed this presentation, please review the 2010 McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report webinar.  This webinar contains updated trends, statistics, and case studies.


If you are interested in learning more about establishing your own BIM department or growing it, please check out these resources on the subject:

Blog: 5 Pieces of Advice for GCs Considering BIM

Blog: The BIM Washers Versus the Real Deal

Blog: Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk with BIM

Blog: Differentiating Your Firm with 5D BIM

Blog: BIM Doesn't Come in a Box

Blog: 5D BIM Versus 50-Yard Line Tickets

Webinar: The BIM Master Class Series

Webpage: The D's of BIM

Paper: The 5D BIM Checklist


System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer



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