Contractors Build Up BIM In-House

Progressive contractors are distinguishing themselves with project owners by offering an expanding range of virtual construction services

Dan Bayer is excited about what the future holds for BIM (building information modeling). As the director of virtual construction for Miron Construction,, Neenah, Wis., Bayer has long been an advocate for using virtual processes and technologies in construction. But it's how the industry has refocused itself around BIM that has Bayer truly excited these days.

First and foremost he sees general contractors across the country refocusing efforts to concentrate more on doing BIM in house. Whereas in years past some firms looked to outsource these efforts, he sees a trend in the industry where contractors are taking the process of BIM back in house.

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