Aurex Insights: Navigating the Demand for BIM Capabilities
Navigating the Demand for BIM Capabilities
Proactive Steps in Hong Kong
What the Market is Saying
Our team gained greater insight into the current market perception and adoption of BIM by speaking with professionals who have helped to drive the industry to where it is today in Hong Kong. Here’s what they had to say.
BIM Manager - Technical Architecture Firm
A decade ago, BIM was seen as a tool only utilised in the West, the UK and USA, for example. Now all government projects over HK$30 million in Hong Kong require BIM. There are still challenges with adoption, the link between design softwares being one of them, however, greater demand should inevitably drive further development.
BIM Coordinator Design and Build Firm
Historically there has been a lack of BIM focused opportunities.
Over the past ten years, there has been increasing demand for experienced talent and I am now able to find opportunities that suit my skillset. The lack of workforce remains the biggest challenge, we struggle to build a small team and this will take time for the industry to resolve.
BIM Lead Engineering Consultancy
There has been greater willingness to integrate BIM over the last two years thanks to the government’s initiatives and the known benefits of using the technology. To overcome future challenges, we still need high-level BIM talent to push the industry further and develop national standards, as well as provide further education on BIM, keeping in mind it is an enabling tool, not a software.
Tips for Candidates
For employers in this market, retaining talent and ensuring consistency and productivity within the team are some of the biggest challenges. Here are our insights for overcoming these hurdles while the market navigates the talent gap.