Question: Who were the first innovators in BIM?

Paul Doherty:

Interesting question, as you are asking who were the first innovators, not the first creators. This is an easy one, as Frank Gehry is by far the first and still one of the best innovators of BIM. Frank uses technology as a tool to express his unique designs. He is the first one that had to use BIM (Dassualt Systemes’ Catia) in order to communicate and construct his designs. Without his use of BIM, Gehry’s designs would be next to impossible to communicate. In other words, Gehry designs are not optimized for hand drawing, if not impossible to do without BIM.

Another innovator, or I should say innovators, with BIM are many of the US Trade Unions. The Union Apprentice curriculum for trades like…

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