Among architects and engineers, the use of BIM is predominantly happening in medium to large practices where implementation will take a number of years. Inside these practices across the industry, an internal version of the technology adoption cycle is beginning again.
Despite the many opportunities that BIM can deliver to AEC professionals, there are also many challenges. There are plenty of opinions expressed in print and at conferences regarding these challenges including the absence of consistent and reliable product content and the apparent lack of seamlessness to interoperability. However, I would contend that the largest issue for the majority of adopters (both early and late) is the successful implementation of BIM within their businesses for good and sound business reasons.