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Who Can Benefit From BIM?

May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM

You can’t go far in the AEC or CRE industries without hearing about the power of BIM and its many uses. In fact, there are numerous industries who utilize and benefit from BIM (building information modeling)  every single day. In the 20+ years since Existing Conditions was founded, we have worked with top architectural and engineering firms, academic facilities, real estate companies, building owners, and builders.

Today, we’re going to discuss some of the specific benefits different industries reap from BIM.

Commercial real estate

Real estate professionals can benefit from BIM in many ways. With an accurate digital footprint of a property, they’re able to provide clients with the most precise information possible. They can use this information to create 3D walk-throughs, print quality photos, schematic floor plans, videos, and other media. 

Virtual walk-throughs are increasingly popular and most real estate professionals consider them a necessity. When you work with Existing Conditions, you can be sure you’re showing your clients the most detailed and specific rendering of a property so there are no surprises down the road.


BIM is increasingly utilized in the aviation industry. Using the 3D laser scanning data obtained during the building information modeling process, you’re able to accelerate terminal improvements and increase safety by integrating data across an airport's lifecycle.

Office buildings

There are impressive benefits to utilizing BIM for office buildings as well. This includes giving you the ability to equip your entire team with the building intelligence they need and empowering them with the ability to respond to market opportunities.

Parking Structures

Parking structures projects benefit from BIM by preparing them for redevelopment by bringing reality capture into the project workflow. At the same time, they ensure a more functional and efficient space.


BIM is more frequently used for retail spaces than ever before. It allows building owners to discover patterns of use between different spaces within a larger portfolio, or simply gain a deeper understanding of an individual asset. 

Smart cities

One of the most exciting and modern uses for BIM is in the creation of smart cities. The data allows city planners to accelerate the implementation of smart city technologies like autonomous vehicles and 5G by creating a digital version of the built world.

Existing Conditions is the premier choice for existing building surveys, 3D laser scanning and BIM model development. With 16 distributed offices, 13 3D laser scanners, and more than 250 million square feet modeled, you can trust that our work is always reliable, accurate, and honest.

We’d love to talk with you about how you can use building information modeling and 3D scanning to benefit your particular industry or project. Contact us today to get started. 

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Jared Curtis

Written by Jared Curtis

President, Existing Conditions