Have we been BIM-washed?

Have we been BIM-washed?

ArchiCAD user, Christopher “Kit” Johnson AIA, LEED AP, CNU of Texas firm, Architecture 365, Inc. was just featured on a recent report that aired on CNBC.

The report by Amanda Drury, highlighted the tremendous power of BIM technology to save money in renovation projects. Drury does a good job of explaining how BIM technology makes that possible, but she clearly misrepresents Johnson, an ArchiCAD user – by referring to Autodesk throughout the piece.

Johnson communicated his displeasure with the piece shortly after it aired. Saying

You know what I would love to see…..an article entitled “Bim-wash”. No one is exposing the truth about BIM out there.  When projects are published I would love to see some transparency as to what softwares were used.  This would level the playing field a bit.  Small firms like ours are producing incredible construction documents seamlessly with ArchiCAD. This video is clearly an example of BIM-wash.

Graphisoft has officially requested CNBC retract or clarify the report it filed. We await their response.