Welcome to the Reality Check

Share your experience and perspective on the use of data in construction.

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Kinship – Everything you need to manage your content, projects and team in RevitCogital – Digital Transformation Agency for the Built-Asset Environment

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Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ AssociationAECbytes: Analysis, Research, and Reviews of AEC TechnologyAECHive: Where innovators come to transform the built environmentCABE Hong Kong logoChartered Institution of Building Services EngineersDigital Construction HubDigital Construction Week: Innovation in the Built EnvironmentMicrodesk – Providing BIM and technology solutions to help AEC firms plan, design, build and operate land & buildings.
About the survey

Where are we on our journey to a better Built Environment delivered through digital technology?

It has been 45 years since Chuck Eastman’s seminal paper. 18 years since Revit’s acquisition by Autodesk. 9 years after the announcement of the UK BIM level 2 mandate.

Whichever way you look at the history of BIM, we have been on the road to digitalising the Built Environment for some time now. But how far have we progressed beyond the hype and the headlines, the press releases by software vendors, and the Hollywood-style presentations at conferences?

What is the reality of our industry in the design offices, in the planning offices and at the site? Are we still mostly using digital paper? Or are we unshackling ourselves from spreadsheets and PDFs?  Are we starting to manage and transform our work and the industry itself through data?
Each of us wants to know where our industry really stands. It’s a combination of curiosity and necessity: how have we done, are we focusing on the right things, and how does my reality compare to that of my peers?

The Reality Check Survey is here to answer these questions. Going beyond the various national, discipline-specific, and commercially-driven surveys that already exist, the Reality Check will offer a truly global reference that’s accessible to the entire AEC community. Inspired by the Stack Overflow Annual Developer Survey, and with the help of our supporters around the world, we aim to make this the largest community-led data gathering project for the construction industry.

To the AEC community, this is your opportunity to share your digital reality and, through crowdsourcing, to help create reliable benchmarks for comparison. Our commitment to you is to share the results and analysis free of charge, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone benefits from reflecting on our shared reality.

To our supporters, we offer the opportunity to push the industry forward, to go beyond the hype, and to help your communities advance on their path to digital transformation.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to answer and all responses are anonymous. We look forward to your participation!

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Brought to you by

Kinship – Everything you need to manage your content, projects and team in RevitCogital – Digital Transformation Agency for the Built-Asset Environment

With the support of

Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ AssociationAECbytes: Analysis, Research, and Reviews of AEC TechnologyAECHive: Where innovators come to transform the built environmentCABE Hong Kong LogoChartered Institution of Building Services EngineersDigital Construction HubDigital Construction Week: Innovation in the Built EnvironmentMicrodesk – Providing BIM and technology solutions to help AEC firms plan, design, build and operate land & buildings.