No. of pages
HVAC installers and plumbers, companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.)
Key research topics
BIM in installation sector
Based on 660 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages
United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands
Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 6 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions
What is this report?
This report offers a comprehensive view of the status of BIM adaptation among HVAC installers and plumbers in Europe. Within the report, you will find information on the European countries where BIM is most and least used among installers, as well as details on the types of projects where BIM is predominantly employed and the revenue generated from BIM-related projects. This information can aid in shaping, refining, or developing your business strategies for engaging with HVAC installers and plumbers. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 660 HVAC installers and plumbers – companies that provide HVAC installation services while also engaging in other activities, such as electrical installation, among others. These interviews were conducted across the 6 major European markets.
Why do you need this report?
This report will provide valuable insights into the adaptation of BIM among HVAC installers and plumbers in Europe. These insights will be particularly valuable for manufacturers targeting this group, as the information in the report can either validate current business development strategies or lay the foundations for new ones. Furthermore, understanding installers’ attitudes toward BIM will facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.
How was the research conducted?
This report is based on 660 successful quantitative telephone interviews with installers, conducted in the native language in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium
and the Netherlands. The report is based on a representative sample of installers, with companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.). Most interviews are conducted with owners/ directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly with reports covering different key marketing topics like media orientation, BIM, prefab, sustainability and many more.
What is included in this report?
The primary focus of this research is to provide key insights into the usage of BIM among HVAC installers and plumbers in Europe. The study offers insights into installers’ attitudes toward BIM usage, the main reasons behind not adopting BIM in their projects, the rate of BIM adoption among installers in European countries, and the types of projects where BIM is mostly used. It highlights significant differences among the six European countries covered and provides other essential insights for each country. Additionally, the report includes a detailed view of the turnover and order book developments of the installers, along with other relevant details.
Key questions answered
At what rate are European HVAC installers and plumbers adapting to BIM in their work? How much revenue is derived by European installers from BIM-related projects? What is the most common reason why installers are still not using BIM?In what kinds of projects is BIM mostly used among HVAC installers and plumbers? What is seen as the biggest limitation when it comes to using BIM in HVAC installation projects?
Table of content
- Key takeaways
- Profile of the Mechanical installer
- Business development
- Cross-country summary
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
Frequently asked questions
Is BIM usage expected to grow in the future among European HVAC installers and plumbers?
Compared to two years ago, BIM awareness has increased. BIM usage is expected to grow slowly but steadily.
Among European HVAC installers and plumbers, who are the frontrunners in BIM usage?
Dutch installers are the frontrunners in BIM awareness and usage.
Which types of installation companies in Europe are most likely to use BIM in their projects?
Company size is an important factor for BIM adoption, and the involvement of the largest companies with BIM is much higher.
In which types of installation projects is BIM most often used among installers in Europe?
Hot and cold-water systems, together with ventilation systems, are most often designed in BIM.
What is considered the biggest disadvantage in BIM usage among European installers?
While BIM helps with better planning of the whole project, it is still perceived to be too complex. Companies need to invest not only in buying the software but also in training their people.
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