Navigating the Maze

Obstacles Faced by Small Architectural Firms in Implementing BIM in daily practice

Jonnel Mamauag
5 min readFeb 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of architecture, small practices with one to five dedicated professionals often lead the way in creating innovative and impactful designs. These firms are known for their ability to make the most of limited resources. However, as the architecture industry continues to advance, so do the tools and technologies it employs. One such transformative innovation is Building Information Modeling, or BIM. BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building, providing a comprehensive view of a project. It allows architects to design, analyze, and manage their projects with greater precision and efficiency. BIM facilitates collaboration, reduces errors, and enhances decision-making throughout the project’s lifecycle. But for small architectural firms, implementing BIM can be akin to navigating a complex maze filled with unique obstacles. In this blog, we’ll explore the challenges faced by small architectural practices when implementing BIM and provide insights into overcoming them.

The Promise of BIM: A Game-Changer for Architecture

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Jonnel Mamauag

I draw and design often. I write sometimes. Both for Architecture. See my work on www.metropolitan.design