Most agree that BIM’s best and highest use is as a collaborative tool and process, one that can have a profound impact on any firm that adopts the new technology.
The past 15 years has given us the Internet Revolution, e-commerce, and e-business. When firms were first adopting to the new technology they would sometimes be referred to as e-organizations – or e-org – for short.
And so with the advent of BIM into the workforce I wonder if it would be useful to distinguish firms that have taken-on the new technology as BIM organization, B-org or borg for short?
So think of this as a borg blog.
Just as online companies like Amazon.com didn’t exist 20 years ago, one can almost imagine the adoption and successful implementation of BIM – in all its glorious dimensions – to cause a firm to become a borg (BIM organization.) CAD never had this kind of impact on design firms. BIM – when used collaboratively – may have the sort of transformative power required to create an entirely new organization out of an existing practice. Practices that are distinct in a number of profound ways from traditional organizations. What do you think?