Status : Published Published On : Mar, 2022 Report Code : VRSME9105 Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics Available Format : Page : 300

Global Building Information Modeling Market – Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)
Industry Insight by Offering Type (Software (Architectural Design, Sustainability, Structures, MEP, Construction, and Facility Management) and Services (Software Support and Maintenance and Project Management and Support), by Deployment Type (On-Premise and Cloud), by Project Lifecycle (Preconstruction, Construction, and Operation), by Application (Building, Industrial, Civil Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Utilities, and Others), by End User (AEC Professionals, Consultants & Facility Managers, and Others), and Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, China, Japan, India, and Rest of the World)

Industry Overview

The global building information modeling (BIM) market is anticipated to grow from USD 5.8 billion in 2021 to USD 11.3 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period 2021-2027. BIM, or Building Information Modeling, is a type of software that is used at various phases of the execution and planning of various infrastructure projects and generates digital representation of the physical structure of a building. Building information modeling software's main goal is to improve project performance and produce better results. For effective project life cycle management, real estate corporations, construction firms, and architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) experts employ building information modeling (BIM). BIM enables construction managers to more effectively gather data and information from several disciplines and communicate effectively. BIM users gain a competitive advantage through improved data exchange and coordination among different stakeholders, as well as increased construction productivity. Furthermore, the growth of the market is fueled by an increase in government regulations for BIM usage around the world, as well as the expansion of the construction sector.

Building Information Modeling Market Highlights

In the pre-COVID-19 situation, the BIM market had been on the rise. BIM is an approach that offers features like visualization and collaboration, design and construction planning synchronization, conflict identification, and cost reduction. The increased demand for housing and infrastructure development as the world's population and economies grow is expected to fuel the global construction industry's growth, resulting in a strong demand for BIM from construction professionals to more efficiently plan, design, and manage building projects. As a result, BIM's 3D model-based approach to delivering building projects has gained traction all around the world. Rising trends in modern technology have resulted in the growing adoption of novel techniques in the construction industry's working standards.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Offering Type

Based on offering type, the global building information modeling market is bifurcated into software and services. The software is further divided into architectural design, sustainability, structures, mep, construction, and facility management. the services are further divided into software support and maintenance and project management and support. Software is anticipated to have the largest share in the market owing to the rise in the adoption of BIM solutions in the AEC industry. Most of these companies have begun to use these technologies to integrate all construction operations, such as procurement and data management, in order to boost overall project productivity. However, the services category is predicted to expand the most, owing to a surge in the acceptance of services among end-users, since they assure the proper operation of BIM software and platforms.

Insight by Deployment Type

Based on deployment type, the global building information modeling is bifurcated into on-premise and cloud. On-premise contributes the largest in the market owing to increased concern related to data security in construction projects. The cloud segment is anticipated to have high growth as it does not involve capital cost and less maintenance requirements, thus preferred by mid-sized institutions.

Insight by Project Lifecycle

Based on the project lifecycle, the global building information modeling market is segmented into preconstruction, construction, and operation. The preconstruction phase is anticipated to have a high share during 2021-2027as most of the work is done during this phase.

Insight by Application

Based on application, the global building information modeling market is segmented into the building, industrial, civil infrastructure, oil & gas, utilities, and others. The building application is anticipated to witness the largest share during 2021-2027 owing to the rising number of building or construction projects which includes business centers, shopping centers, and retail shops. The building application consists of commercial, residential, and retail buildings.  These applications focus on the use of BIM by firms that are primarily responsible for working on the construction of commercial and retail structures (i.e., new work, additions, modifications, maintenance, and repairs). When 3D modeling of a building is done and the overall flow of the project is decided, BIM is most typically utilized for building design during the preconstruction phase.

Insight by End-User

Based on end-user, the global building information modeling market is segregated into AEC professionals, consultants & facility managers, and others. The AEC Professionals contribute the largest share in the market due to the ability to build information modeling software solutions to help architects and engineers understand upcoming challenges of a project ahead of time.

Building Information Modeling Market Report Coverage

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Market Size in 2021

$5.8 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2027

$11.3 Billion

Growth Rate

CAGR 12.7%

Segments Covered in the Report

By Offering Type, By Deployment Type, By Project Lifecycle, By Application, and By End-User

Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World


Industry Dynamics

Industry Trends

The increased trends of IoT in the construction sector, increased adoption of AR/VR, the surge in adoption of Green BIM, and mounting emphasis of business to introduce novel standards like ISO 19650 in BIM are the trends prevalent in the market.

Growth Drivers

Factors attributing to the growth of the building information modeling market include rapid urbanization, growth in infrastructure projects, increased adoption of remote working amidst COVID-19 pandemic, and initiatives by the government to adopt BIM will accelerate the growth of the market. Furthermore, increased digitalization in the building sector, increased IT investments, the mounting prospect of building public infrastructure globally, mounting adoption of 3D modeling, and cost reduction in 3D modeling will propel the growth of the market. With BIM, analyzing the work plan and estimating the cost and manpower requirements for construction projects becomes much easier. 4D and 5D are significant features of BIM that aid in analyzing the time and total cost required for project completion. BIM tools have undergone periodic improvements, such as the addition of 6D and 7D functionalities. The sustainability of construction activities can be tracked using 6D, which includes extensive energy analysis and tracking of sustainable elements. In addition, 7D capabilities include construction lifecycle management, maintenance plans, and technical assistance. Thus, lower building and project management costs, enhanced productivity, simpler project information discovery, effective planning coordination, and improved viewing are all advantages of BIM.


The high initial cost of BIM, lack of trained professionals, and low digitalization in the construction industry may hamper the growth of the market. The lack of standardization, rising concerns related to cyber security, and data violation globally may hinder the growth of the global BIM market during 2021-2027.


The development of information technology and cloud computing, increased adoption of SMART technology, along the inclusion of training programs at institutional levels will create opportunities for the growth of the BIM market. During the forecast period, technical developments in data management at remote servers and improved inter-coordination amongst users using cloud-based solutions are expected to give attractive prospects for market expansion.

Geographic Overview

North America dominates the building information modeling market due to the rising demand for BIM in commercial and personal infrastructures in the region.  They are early adopters of developed BIM technology and are increasingly used by contractors, engineers, and architects. They use the BIM process to increase project productivity during the design and construction phases, as well as to reduce project-related errors and achieve a high return on investment. The region's strong economic position and active government assistance have aided in the widespread adoption of modern technologies in the construction sector, which is fueling BIM market expansion.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have the fastest growth due to the increasing software service providers, mounting penetration of digital technology, increased adoption of BIM model for improvement and optimization solutions over legacy systems, rising demand to restructure existing developments so as to reduce overall cost will accelerate the growth in the region.

Competitive Insight

The building information modeling industry continues to be a cutting-edge environment, where cost-based innovation and enhanced integration, both promise significant growth prospects. The market's major players are always investing in the development of enhanced solutions and new cloud technologies, allowing new players to enter the market with similar software designs and specifications. The strategies adopted by BIM industry players include partnerships, product launches, M&A, and enhanced R&D activities so as to sustain their position in the market. Thus, the competition is intensified as the market players are working continuously to expand globally and differentiate their offerings via innovation and price strategies along with regulation by the government to mandate BIM adoption in several pilot projects.

Bentley Systems Inc. is one of the leading software development firms that specializes in surveying, modeling, design, engineering, construction, and management of industrial plants and infrastructure. BIM Machine, which uses Bentley Systems software, assists surveyors, architects, planners, contractors, maintenance engineers, and managers in going digital and maximizing the value of digital technology.

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer in the development and promotion of OPEN BIM systems and processes, which enable seamless and unrestricted cooperation between many disciplines throughout the whole building lifecycle, regardless of the software used. OPEN BIM is built on open standards like buildingSMART's IFC. BuildingSMART is a part of the Nemetschek Group and fully supports its openBIM program.

The Nemetschek Group, one of the world's leading software providers for the AEC/O industry, announced in June 2021 that its brands Allplan and SDS2 would unite to provide a comprehensive and customer-focused BIM solution portfolio for the whole structural workflow. Allplan, a global provider of BIM design software solutions based in Germany, will offer engineering detailing software for steel as part of the merger. Allplan will also strengthen its position as a global expert in platform-based BIM solutions for the construction lifecycle. As a result, SDS2, a major provider of BIM solutions for the structural steel detailing sector based in the United States, is dramatically expanding its concrete construction expertise. They will be able to become a multi-material provider by combining their skills.

In April 2021, Trimble announced the availability of Trimble® Quadri Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration software in North America. Quadri software, which is well-known in Europe, provides a shared data environment for 3D project models, allowing planners, designers, construction teams, and project owners working on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, and trains to collaborate across the project. The improved data flow allows for a more efficient and construction-ready design, bridging the gap between the office and the field.

Some of the major players in the building information modeling industry include Autodesk Inc., Nemetschek, Graphisoft, Asite, BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, Dassault Systèmes, Hexagon AB, Trimble Inc., PENTAGON SOLUTIONS LTD, and AVEVA Group plc.

Building Information Modeling Market Size and Market Analysis

Region Covered in the Report

•    North America

- U.S.
- Canada
- Mexico

•    Europe

- Germany
- U.K.
- France
- Italy
- Spain
- Russia
- Rest of Europe

•    Asia-Pacific (APAC)

- China
- Japan
- India
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific

•    Rest of the World (RoW)

- Brazil
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- U.A.E.
- Other Countries

Frequently Asked Questions

The global building information modeling (BIM) market is anticipated to grow from USD 5.8 billion in 2021 to USD 11.3 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period 2021-2027.
The benefits of BIM to Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), such as effective collaboration and model-based cost estimation, will lead to the growth of BIM adoption, which is propelling the market forward.
The COVID-19 outbreak has had little impact on the expansion of the BIM business because the COVID-19 lockdown enabled widespread adoption of BIM, allowing projects to proceed in a virtual and digital environment even though participants could not meet in person
North America contributes the largest share in the global BIM market due to the increased adoption of developed software technologies, supportive government policies, and well-established R&D facilities of engineering and construction sectors in the region
Some of the major players in the global Building Information Modeling market include Autodesk Inc., Nemetschek, Graphisoft, Asite, BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, Dassault Systèmes, Hexagon AB, Trimble Inc., PENTAGON SOLUTIONS LTD, and AVEVA Group plc

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