Why is BIM life-threatening?

Digitalization, what we in the construction industry call BIM, does not mean learning new software.

Wake up.

It’s not just that a new device comes in and we use it as a cheap marketing ploy to show that a handsome colleague can now wield VR glasses.

Digitalization is about blood and the willingness to embrace constant change.

In the future, we will have to learn to use a new software or tool every month and we need to be prepared for the whole way our profession works to change every 2-3 years, or for our work to be taken over by an app.

I found this software a year ago and was so shocked that I couldn’t even do my job that day.

With this tool, I can do all by myself, in a single afternoon, what 30 or so designers in my entire design office 3 weeks’ work.

In addition, the result will be better.

This is an amazing and scary opportunity at the same time.

With TestFit’s algorithm, we can generate countless mass models for the implementation site in no time

As of last week, this software is natively included in the new version of our planning system, which means that it has become an integral part of our toolkit and will be part of our normal daily routine in a year’s time.

The process will be the same as in agriculture, but much faster. Just 50 years ago, more than 70% of the population still lived from agriculture. Then came mechanization, which replaced much of the physical work of people. Today the figure is 3% and still falling.

In fact, that’s why I live in Budapest and why I became an engineer, then a designer, and then the head of the digital transformation of my own company.

BIM and digitalization will take the mental work out of people’s hands.

First the simpler manual tasks – the work of draftsmen, editors, legal secretaries, accountants – and then the more complex ones.

But the demand for labour will not disappear. It will be transformed.

When 2,000 cashiers lost their jobs in banks because of ATMs, the number of bank employees did not fall. It’s just that their work has changed and they now do much more complex tasks.

Életveszélyes a BIM. Fel kell készülnünk, hogy a piacon egyszerre lesz munkanélküliség és munkaerőhiány, mert sok ember veszti el az állását és nagyon sok új skill-re lesz kereslet.

We have to be prepared for unemployment and labor shortages in the market because a lot of people will lose their jobs and there will be high demand for new skills.

I am launching a blog on digitalization, including BIM, to help those working in the construction industry understand and prepare for this change.

Because it is part of our evolution.

We were born in that era. We have to accept it and adapt to it.

Csaba Livjak

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