Tech survey finds 70% of architects now using BIM

Housing minister Dominic Raab tries a VR headset at last month's Design Quality Conference

Joint RIBA and Microsoft research shows some practices drag heels in digital transformation race

More than two-thirds of UK architects are using Building Information Modelling technology for new-build projects, acccording to joint RIBA/Microsoft research.

But the survey of more than 300 architecture and built-environment professionals found that there are still significant pockets of resistance to digital transformation in general and BIM in particular.

According to responses, 70% of professionals are now using BIM, a figure that has climbed steadily from the low teens in 2011, save for a wobble around the 50% level in 2014-15.

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