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BIM Q4 2023

Key insights regarding the BIM usage and behaviour of European architects, and our latest future building volumes prognoses



No. of pages


Target group

Architectural companies, excluding companies with only 1 employee

Key research topics

Building information modelling usage, trends and behaviour


Based on 941 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Italy


Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 8 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions

Publication frequency



1,850 Euro

What is this report?

This report provides a comprehensive view of the state of adopting BIM the construction industry, specifically among European architects. In the report you will find the current status of BIM usage, prognosis for future adoption, behaviour, needs and requirements and many more insights. This information can help you shape, sharpen or develop your business strategy and provide clear guidance on BIM usage and behaviour of European architects. This research is based on quantitative telephone interviews with 941 registered architects (with 1 or more employees) distributed across the 8 major European markets.

Why do you need this report?

This report will provide key insights into the BIM adaptation among architects. These insights will be particularly valuable for manufacturers and wholesalers targeting this group, as the insights in the report can validate the current BIM strategies or lay the foundations for new strategies to come. Furthermore, understanding architects’ behavior and their adoption of  BIMwill facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.

How was the research conducted?

This report is based on 941 successful quantitative telephone interviews with architects, conducted in the native language in Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Poland. The report is based on a representative sample of architects, with companies with less than 1 employee being excluded. This research is conducted quarterly  with the reports covering different key marketing topics like media orientation, prefab, sustainability and many more.

What is included in this report?

The primary focus of this research is to provide key insights into BIM adaptation among the architects.  It highlights key differences among the 8 European countries covered by this research.  The report also includes a detailed view on the turnover and orderbook developments of the architects and background information on their company size, and other relevant information. 

USP publishes forecasts for building volumes based on insights gained from the experiences of architects (but also all other stakeholders that are regularly interviewed by USP in the construction business value chain) and 11 other market indicators. Our future building volumes predictions have proven accurate and have stood the test of time.

Key questions answered

What is the current BIM penetration amongst European architects?

How will the adoption rate develop over time?

What are the differences between the countries?

What software is used?

What are drivers and barriers for BIM usage?

What features do architects use?

What building parts are most often specified in BIM?

Table of content

  1. Key insights and recommendations
  2. Economical developments and future building volumes forecasts
  3. BIM
  4. Cross country comparisons
  5. Appendix

Frequently asked questions

  1. Which BIM software is most often used by European architects?

On a European level, Autodesk is most often used.

  1. What percentage of European architects use BIM

On a European level, 45% of all architects are BIM users.

  1. What is the biggest barrier for adopting BIM?

The biggest barriers architects mention are a lack of clear benefits, to small projects and to high investments

  1. Which country has the highest BIM adoption?

Dutch architects use BIM the most, with 76% of all Dutch architects being BIM users.

What our clients say about us

Anne Marie O’Toole-Deviller

Head of Marketing West at Kingspan

The USP Architectural barometer research has been a great asset for us in this regard and a solid basis for conducting further in-depth research.

Daniel Angelovski

Group insights manager at Velux

The specialized insights in the Home Improvement Monitor are a great source of input for our industry analysis.

Jan Coerts

European Owens Corning

We use the European architectural barometer reports from USP to get architectural input on items relevant for the building and construction industry in Europe, helping us to set priorities in our innovation agenda.

Mila Valjentova

Strategy & Market Intelligence Director & Saint-Gobain

The European contractor monitor reports we receive from USP are of a great interest in our company. The reports’ insight are completing our analysis and contribute to strategic decision making.

What our clients say about us

Dirk Hoogenboom

Manager Sales & Marketing

Jeroen De Gruijl

Team Leader | Consultant

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