Today, I attended a coordination meeting on one of our job sites. Also in attendance were the major subcontractors, the architect and Tocci project management.
My purpose at the meeting was to introduce BIM, show the model (in DWF format, see below) and discuss what how we intend to use it for their project.
We started the meeting with a brief presentation of the current Revit model (which is maybe 40% complete). The subcontractors were interested in seeing the model, but were also hesitant about having to actually use it. A few had experience with 3D modeling, but felt that the process is too expensive and time-consuming. Surprisingly, the architect seemed really interested in and impressed with our effort to date.
Most of the subcontractors agree that 3D modeling and BIM are the future of the construction industry, but believe that it is about 10 years away. Despite that, most are willing to cooperate and collaborate as long as I do all of the work. Thanks guys.