Building Information Modeling Market Size & Forecast by 2026

Global Building Information Modeling Market By Component (Solution and Services), By Building Type (Commercial, Industrial and Residential), By Project Life Cycle (Preconstruction, Construction and Operations), By Deployment Type (On-premise and Cloud), By Application (Planning & Modelling, Asset Management, Construction & Design, Building System Analysis & Maintenance Scheduling and Others), By End User (Architects/Engineers and Contractors & Others), By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026

Published Date: April-2021 | Number of Pages: 355 | Format: PDF | Report ID: KBV-14593

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Market Report Description

The Global Building Information Modeling Market size is expected to reach $12.9 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 17.2% CAGR during the forecast period. Software which is utilized during the different phases of planning and execution of infrastructural projects is known as Building information modeling (BIM). With the help of this software, architects, engineers, and construction workers can get the extra tools & mediums for creating abstract design-themed buildings. The growth of the BIM market is expected to be fueled by the requirement for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing designs along with regulations for BIM adoption.

In the last few years, the world has witnessed various developments in construction projects & activities. Different sections such as housing apartments, big buildings, commercial spaces, government complexes, and others fall under such activities. In addition, construction SMEs increasingly developing with a rapid pace and have fueled the market for BIM across the globe. Moreover, specific laws have been formulated by government that must be followed by construction organizations to adopt BIM exclusively for public sector buildings.

Building Information Modeling Market Size

Due to the surge in globalization & industrialization, there is an increasing need for the development of large-scale buildings and projects such as the construction of roadways, tunnels, and dams, and hence, considerable increment in the expenditure by the government and private sector has been witnessed. The growth of the market is supplemented by various advantages offered by BIM to Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) including efficient collaboration, mode based cost forecasting among others.

Component Outlook

Based on Component, the market is segmented into Solution and Services. Among all components, the solution segment procured the maximum revenue share of the global building information modeling market in 2019 and would exhibit a similar trend throughout the forecast period. Massive adoption of building information modeling solutions among the AEC industry is responsible for this high share. The majority of companies have adopted these solutions to streamline all construction activities together like procurement and data management, which enhance the overall effectiveness of construction activities.

Building Type Outlook

Based on Building Type, the market is segmented into Commercial, Industrial and Residential. The commercial segment garnered the maximum revenue share. This is due to the development of towns and the establishment of malls & recreational grounds. The growth of the segment is boosted by the demand for energy-efficient buildings and sustainability schemes.

Project Life Cycle Outlook

Based on Project Life Cycle, the market is segmented into Preconstruction, Construction and Operations. Preconstruction would be the major segment of the market. BIM includes the total process right from the preconstruction phase to the operation phase. The first phase is Preconstruction. This phase comprises of programming, visualization, cost planning, specification, detailing, conceptualization, architectural, structural, systems design, analysis, and coordination.

Deployment Type Outlook

Based on Deployment Type, the market is segmented into On-premise and Cloud. On the basis of deployment mode, the on-premise segment emerged as the leading segment of the building information modeling market in 2019 and would show the same trend throughout the forecast period. A surge in concerns regarding data security about construction projects, which is extremely beneficial, is responsible for the segment growth.

Building Information Modeling Market Share

Application Outlook

Based on Application, the market is segmented into Planning & Modelling, Asset Management, Construction & Design, Building System Analysis & Maintenance Scheduling and Others. The asset management segment would display maximum growth during the forecast period, as the BIM helps in improving the capacity of infrastructure owners and their suppliers to execute and create tools, processes, and collaborative working practices that maximize asset costs and performance over the complete life cycle of assets.

End User Outlook

Based on End User, the market is segmented into Architects/Engineers and Contractors & Others. The architect and engineer segment would lead the revenue share. Using this software, the designers and builders can better comprehend the imminent challenges of the projects in advance. By adopting this software, facility and construction can acquire constant insights into the process. This would fuel the demand for the software.

Building Information Modeling Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2019 USD 5.1 Billion
Market size forecast in 2026 USD 12.9 Billion
Base Year 2019
Historical Period 2016 to 2018
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 17.2% from 2020 to 2026
Number of Pages 355
Number of Tables 613
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling, Competitive Landscape
Segments covered Component, Building Type, Project Life Cycle, Deployment Type, Application, End User, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Construction activities have increased in popularity in the last few years
  • The advent of new technologies like IoT and Cloud Computing
  • Huge initial price would limit the adoption

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Building Information Modeling Market Competition Analysis

Building Information Modeling Market Competition Analysis

Free Valuable Insights: Global Building Information Modeling Market to reach a market size of $12.9 billion by 2026

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific would display substantial growth during the forecast period, as there is the massive adoption of BIM technologies in the region, due to the thriving construction industry. The region has witnessed a booming retail sector and growth in infrastructure and these are some of the main aspects fueling the development of the building information modeling market.

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Schneider Electric SE and Autodesk, Inc. are the forerunners in the Building Information Modeling Market. Companies such as Bentley Systems, Inc., Dassault Systemes SE, Trimble, Inc., Nemetschek Group, and Hexagon AB are some of the key innovators in the market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Autodesk, Inc., Nemetschek Group, Bentley Systems, Inc., Trimble, Inc., Dassault Systemes SE, Hexagon AB, Schneider Electric SE, Asite limited, Archidata, Inc., and The Beck Group.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Building Information Modeling Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements:

  • Dec-2020: RIB Software, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric came into partnership with SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions. The partnership aimed to boost bringing to market the world-leading MTWO vertical cloud solution for the Engineering, Architecture, and Construction (AEC) industry across the world. Through the partnership, both companies focus on jointly leading the digitalization of the world’s largest industries.
  • Dec-2020: Asite collaborated with Amodal, the information management service provider. Under this collaboration, Amodal acts as a Value-Added Service Provider (VASP), assisting Asite to strengthen their relationships within the industry, and offer an improved value to prevailing customers.
  • Nov-2020: Spacewell, a subsidiary of Nemetschek partnered with ISS Facility Services, a facility management services company. The partnership includes updates to benefit from improved functionality and high-quality desktop and mobile UIs. Both the companies aim to grow and strengthen their business together, continuously enhancing and activating solutions that benefit the FM teams and building occupants.
  • Sep-2020: Tekla Structures by Trimble entered into a partnership with Metal Building Software (MBS). In this partnership, the companies have developed an exclusive connection between MBS and Tekla Structures that provides a full Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for all metal buildings. This latest workflow between MBS and Tekla Structures would offer one complete BIM solution from design & costing via detailing & fabrication for any type of metal building more precisely and in minimum time.
  • Jul-2020: Autodesk came into partnership with eVolve MEP, the industry-leading family of data-driven, AI-enhanced, SaaS platforms, along with GTP Services LLC. The companies offer a complete fabrication workflow that allows MEP contractors to more easily adapt the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Autodesk software products and workflows. This partnership would assist contractors to make a secure environment, enable more projects to be completed on time, tackle the skilled labor shortage, and grow the total project effectiveness and profitability.
  • Jul-2020: Dassault Systemes teamed up with Bouygues Construction, a construction engineering company. Both the companies focused on reinventing the construction sector and make it more effective and sustainable. Under this collaboration, Bouygues Construction has selected the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to lead its business modification with the focus to enhance the productivity of its construction projects.
  • Jun-2020: Asite teamed up with 3D Repo, a Software as a Service platform provider. In this collaboration, the companies joined forces to develop better solutions and to further simplify workflows for the AEC industry, enhancing the collaboration and decreasing the complexity for BIM data management.
  • Feb-2020: Trimble partnered with KP1 Group, French leader of precast building systems. Through the partnership, KP1 could integrate the Trimble BIM solutions into their whole production process; from modeling the design to the fabrication data (CAD/CAM) for automation and also information for purchasing and invoicing.
  • Jan-2020: Autodesk signed a partnership agreement with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Under this partnership, Autodesk added an integrated building-design-to-energy-analysis workflow to Revit, known as BIM-to-BEM. By integrating building information modeling (BIM) with building energy modeling (BEM), Revit makes it easy for buildings professionals to analyze the effects of their design choices on energy utilization.
  • Jun-2019: Dassault Systemes signed a partnership agreement with SuperMap Software, a geographic information system (GIS) software and services company. The companies aimed to indulge in platform-driven projects for construction, cities, and territories in global markets by integrating their expertise and make new guidelines for information exchange in these domains. Through the partnership, Dassault Systemes focused on advancing the usage of huge data and artificial intelligence for BIM in China.
  • Apr-2019: Autodesk entered into a partnership with Capgemini, a French multinational corporation that provides consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform for building and infrastructure operators combines the natively 1D to 3D, geographical information, point cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) data and also provides value-added services to enhance operations and maintenance.
  • Feb-2019: Dassault Systemes came into partnership with ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation. The partnership aimed to provide users in digital industries a distinct software solutions portfolio that ranges from product life cycle management to asset health solutions. Under the partnership, the companies integrated the strengths of ABB Ability digital solutions and Dassault Systemes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform and developed on both companies’ strong installed base, deep expertise in the domain, and global customer access.

» Acquisition and Mergers:

  • Oct-2020: Bentley Systems took over Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG). Through the acquisition, Bentley can dramatically increase its advisory scope on a global scale and reach all infrastructure industries.
  • Oct-2020: Schneider Electric completed the acquisition of RIB Software SE. This acquisition focused on making a global leader in digital and sustainable smart building solutions and Schneider Electric is actively supporting the development of RIB Software under this deal.
  • Aug-2020: Autodesk took over Pype and its portfolio of cloud-based software solutions for the construction sector. The acquisition aimed to offer additional value for Autodesk Construction Cloud customers, enabling general contractors, subcontractors, and owners to unmanned workflows like submittals and project closeout to raise the total productivity and decrease risk across the project lifecycle.
  • Mar-2020: Bentley Systems completed the acquisition of GroupBC, a leading UK SaaS software innovator. Together, the companies would support, through going digital, construction and asset lifecycles.
  • Dec-2018: Autodesk acquired PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software. In this acquisition, Autodesk integrated its capabilities to offer construction customers immediate benefits and assist them to make new and innovative ways of working.
  • Oct-2018: Hexagon acquired Bricsys, a fast-growing developer of CAD software. The acquisition reinforced the company's domain expertise in building design, floors, adding walls, doors, and other construction-related features.
  • Aug-2018: Nemetschek acquired MCS Solutions Group, provider of building management software. Through the acquisition, the Nemetschek Group entered the dynamically increasing building operations management market.
  • Jun-2018: Bentley Systems took over Synchro Software, a software company. This acquisition widened Bentley’s ProjectWise construction range that includes ConstructSim for 4D construction modeling in project delivery of industrial units.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • Mar-2021: Trimble unveiled the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions, Tekla Structures 2021, Tekla Tedds 2021, Tekla Structural Designer 2021, and Tekla PowerFab 2021. This new version aims for constructible Building Information Modeling (BIM), structural engineering, and steel fabrication management. The latest Tekla software features and advancements continue to power data-driven, collaborative and connected workflows all over the project phases.
  • Nov-2020: Autodesk Introduced three new products, Autodesk Build, Autodesk Quantify, and Autodesk BIM Collaborate. These products are added to the company's construction cloud offerings and the company also unveiled the digital twin management tool Autodesk Tandem. Autodesk Quantify enables construction estimators to carry out quantity take-offs from both 2D plans and 3D models on a single platform. Autodesk BIM Collaborate is designed to assist building teams to align and execute on design intent by operating the whole design collaboration and coordination workflow from one solution.
  • Oct-2020: Hexagon’s Geospatial division introduced Luciad 2020.1, a significant update to its platform. The platform offers immersive 3D experiences with 360° panoramic imagery support that could integrate with other 3D data layers, a distinct capability in the geospatial application market. This release also features some additional styling for 3D meshes and 3D data integration offerings.
  • Jul-2020: Bentley Systems released Virtuosity. It offers Virtuoso Subscriptions that are bundled with a Bentley infrastructure modeling, simulation, or construction application to boost and improve the success of an infrastructure practitioner.
  • Mar-2020: Trimble launched the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions, Tekla Tedds 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020, Tekla Structures 2020, and Tekla PowerFab 2020. These new versions aim for advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM), structural engineering, and steel fabrication management. Tekla software is important for design and construction workflows building on the free flow of information, constructible models, and enhanced collaboration.
  • Oct-2019: Autodesk introduced an improvement to BIM 360 that includes a recently developed Layout app for mobile devices on Android operating systems. It features the improved BIM 360 Layout app that includes direct sync with the cloud, Direct connection to Robotic Total Stations & GPS devices, Intuitive and customer-friendly UI.
  • Oct-2019: Allplan, a subsidiary of Nemetschek introduced Allplan 2020, the latest version of its BIM solution. This solution is for architects and engineers who aim at interdisciplinary collaboration and 3D modeling. The latest version helps architects in modeling stairs & roofs and also complicated shapes utilizing the new integrated Visual Scripting.
  • Oct-2019: Bentley Systems introduced new additions and updates to its open modeling applications and open simulation applications. The open applications allow iterative, collaborative, and automated digital workflows spanning infrastructure professional disciplines. With the latest digital twin cloud services, the company expanded business value and actionable insights across the construction and operations phases of an infrastructure asset.
  • Sep-2019: AVEVA released integrated engineering software. This launch aimed to help users transform the way capital projects are executed, engineered, and integrated into operations & maintenance. This integrated portfolio includes three software solutions. AVEVA Unified Engineering effortlessly combines the process design with front-end engineering and detailed 3D-based design.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Component

  • Solution
  • Services

By Building Type

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential

By Project Life Cycle

  • Preconstruction
  • Construction
  • Operations

By Deployment Type

  • On-premise
  • Cloud

By Application

  • Planning & Modelling
  • Asset Management
  • Construction & Design
  • Building System Analysis & Maintenance Scheduling
  • Others

By End User

  • Architects/Engineers
  • Contractors & Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Nemetschek Group
  • Bentley Systems, Inc.
  • Trimble, Inc.
  • Dassault Systemes SE
  • Hexagon AB
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Asite limited
  • Archidata, Inc.
  • The Beck Group

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The global building information modeling market size is expected to reach $12.9 billion by 2026.

The major factors that are anticipated to drive the building information modeling industry include construction activities have increased in popularity in the last few years.

Autodesk, Inc., Nemetschek Group, Bentley Systems, Inc., Trimble, Inc., Dassault Systemes SE, Hexagon AB, Schneider Electric SE, Asite limited, Archidata, Inc., and The Beck Group.

Based on application, the planning & modelling segment emerged as the leading segment in the global building information modeling market in 2019 and would show a similar trend throughout the forecast years.

The expected CAGR of building information modeling market is 17.2% from 2020 to 2026.

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