Why is it necessary to implement BIM in India?

Mar 24, 2023

Category:  BIM / Digitization / Automation

BIM in India

India is amongst one of the world’s most populated countries that is set on an extensive path of health, financial, and infrastructural development. Amidst this, the need to design and build with speed, efficiency, and green is a need of great importance as the population is drastically increasing, and our country is struggling to maintain the demand and supply of basic necessities such as a pucca house. With a flood of the populace to arrive at more than 1.3 billion by 2025, it requires the selection of BIM (Building Information Modeling) to build new structures, offices, and foundations. Also, there is a critical need to redesign and revamp existing ones to be sustainable for longer timeframes.

Developed countries like the USA, the UK, France, the UAE, etc., have made it obligatory for project managers to design and build any infrastructure, whether it is a residential project or commercial, by undertaking BIM practices. Why? Well, BIM acts as a technological tool that brings together all the information and helps in enabling critical construction work processes, which rewards by lowering cost, improving efficiency, reducing rework, enhancing turnaround time, greater sustainability, green building, less wastage, and so forth.

Today, only 10-18% of the Indian AEC companies have adopted  BIM management in their processes. However, soon the statistics will improve and the need to train designing students and existing staff on Advanced BIM Training. This preparation involves people learning the workmanship and aptitudes of utilizing Primary and Secondary programming like Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, Bluebeam, and so on. Interested candidates will be expected to learn Revit, as the software is utilized as a BIM creating an instrument to fabricate 3D models dependent on constant articles and data, while Navisworks is utilized for conflict recognition, walkthroughs, cost-assessment, booking, and that is just the beginning.

Building Information Modeling tools allows AEC companies to create accurate project outputs

to win bidding proposals. Not just this, but BIM also helps every stakeholder to communicate and collaborate on different construction trades such as Architecture, Structure, MEP, and FP on the same platform. In India, the advantages of using BIM have not yet got the attention it requires. However, soon the government is picking its pace to leverage the full potential of BIM – as it can help save over 20% of the total cost of a project while also reducing timelines and enhancing workflows.

The construction and development authorities in India have recognized the benefits of BIM, wherein it can fix issues through informed and strategic decision-making processes. Apart from metro cities, the adoption of BIM in India is yet horizontal, which means that there is a great need to design, manage and execute thousands of miles of highways, transportation infrastructure, etc., which requires to use BIM to its full potential.

Apart from the adoption of BIM in construction processes, India needs to radically evolve to cater to the ever-growing demand of the AECO sector, and it is only possible if we move towards digital processes, tools and automation, and leverage advanced technology such as drones (UAVs), robotics, AR/VR, AI, and so forth can help AEC firms to augment the power of BIM to deliver projects efficiently.

Fact: With more than 95 airports, more than 15 million homes, and about 8000 railway stations to be modernized, the need of the Government and AEC firms to implement BIM modeling needs to be obligatory at higher BIM levels viz. level 2 and level 3.


In the current construction industry scenario, there is a massive gap between project management, collaboration, communication, and project stakeholders. To achieve urbanization perpetually, India will require adopting BIM in maximum capacity to associate different frameworks productively. BIM Technology can be used to drive & simulate projects efficiently, as it is the taxpayer’s money that goes into building infrastructure for the country.

The rise in demand for skilled AEC professionals has created a gap that requires to be filled instantaneously. The industry provides excellent growth opportunities and even greater financial stability, as the construction sector will continue to evolve, and the demand for experienced and expert BIM managers will never cease to exist.

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Krittika Kar

Krittika, an English Honours student at Calcutta University and Content Writer at TechnoStruct Academy, seamlessly integrates her passion for language with a deep interest in architecture and design. With a meticulous eye for detail and adept storytelling, she explores the nuances of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its tools, crafting insightful blogs and captivating content that demystify the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Her versatility as a writer transforms complex concepts into engaging narratives, inviting readers on a literary journey where innovation and inspiration converge.