Hays: CAD and BIM skills in high demand

Architects with BIM software skills will be in high demand across Australia this year, according to a leading recruitment firm.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) refers to software and solutions that aid in the building development and planning processes. Playing a role at each stage of the project lifecycle, BIM helps disseminate consistent data to all relevant stakeholders, providing more informed decision-making and greater visualisation of the overall project. 

And according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report for Construction and Property from, professionals in these sectors who boast proficiency with this software will be the highest in demand in 2015. This is hardly a surprise, given the increasing importance of 3D modelling software in the construction and architecture industries.

The Hays report added that coupled with these skills, architects and designers who can demonstrate prior experience in commercial and multi-residential projects will have a further advantage in the job market.

According to Hays, BIM software represents the next major phase of digitising the field of architecture.

"While CAD allowed the architect and designer to use computers for the drafting and production of design documents, BIM fundamentally impacts the way design data is generated, shared and integrated," reads a snippet from the report, as quoted in a February 6 Sourceable article.

"Some term this impact as an 'epochal' transformation of the design practice."

Fortunately, the growth of BIM software has meant it is now a readily available and accessible resource in most markets. In Australia, for instance, leading providers such as Autodesk provide the software, allowing architects and designers across the country to make full use of its powerful functionality.

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