BIM can be defined as a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. BIM softwares are used to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain many kinds of buildings and infrastructures. In Europe BIM is becoming more and more studied in VET schools, VET courses and university courses and applied in companies. It is becoming a new specialization with a high rate of employability.
In Italy this methodology is not jet sufficiently known and spread, while in other EU countries, especially in northern Europe, BIM is already very well know and used: Finland is one of the earliest adopters and for years at the forefront of Building Information Modelling; in Norway BIM research and development goes back to more than twenty years ago, and nowadays it’s one of the leading Countries using BIM with one of the European highest implementation of BIM among architects and installators.