Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Share, Size and Forecast

Cambashi’s Observatories cover the full Building Information Modeling life cycle: BIM Design, Construct and Operate

The positive market impact of Cambashi’s forecast equates to BIM software delivering an estimated $2.8bn in additional global revenue in 2023, compared with 2021. This confirms the latent attractiveness of the lucrative BIM software growth. In 2023 the expected global reduction in GDP growth will inevitably hamper BIM software market growth, but all BIM Construct, Design and Operate software segments still represent an attractive sector to providers and investors alike.

BIM Construct, as a less mature market that is still developing quickly, is expected to grow much faster than the other phases, at around 15%. BIM Design and BIM Operate are more mature segments, where we see the highest market penetration and where most BIM software revenue is currently generated. We expect these to grow more conservatively than BIM Construct.

BIM Construct, Design, and Operate phases are expected to grow strongly

The Cambashi BIM Observatory provides accurate, detailed, consistent market numbers to support coordinated strategy and planning activities and enables customers to:

  • Forecast market demand by country
  • Perform country-by-country comparisons to derive targets for sales and marketing initiatives
  • Create a starting point for detailed investigations of one or more country markets
  • Account for currency differences between countries and regions

The market data cover end user expenditure revenues for software, excluding services (e.g. consulting, implementation, training) and other non-software items (e.g. hardware).

BIM Software Market Report – Market Drivers, Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2026

This focused report is intended to provide a high-level market assessment of one of the most attractive, fast-developing segments of the Engineering Software market where opportunities for lucrative growth via new market development, potential acquisition, and partnering are becoming characteristic of the segment.

Report Objectives

  • BIM software market overview for better plans & strategies and to align internal resources, capabilities, and product planning.
  • Potential software users’ analysis for establishing addressable market perspective.
  • Understand BIM software market competitive landscape.
  • Capture the main trends and market drivers.
  • Forecast market growth by segment, region, and key players to derive targets for sales and marketing initiatives.
  • Create a starting point for detailed investigations of one or more market segments or country markets.
  • Understand the impact of currency fluctuation on the technical software markets.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software market overview

Remote working trends resulting from the global pandemic, as well as government initiatives and regulations, are driving digital transformation in the construction industry. This in turn is accelerating growth in demand for BIM software, enabling the construction industry to evolve from the ‘Stone Age’ to the ‘Digital Age’.

Download “BIM – evolution from Stone Age to Digital Age” Research Paper.

Reliable data ensure stakeholders buy-in to the marketing plan

“We want to provide a consistent and relevant data set that offers help to all stakeholders – across the group, for individual brands, and regionally. Cambashi, in our view, delivered the best quality market data available for the AEC Market, from a proven track record.”
Jens Lederer, Director of Business Development for Nemetschek Group

Read the full Nemetschek case study

Cambashi’s BIM Observatory gives market planners the detailed view they need, enabling them to plan with real data, rather than relying on gut feel and estimates. That can make the difference between global buy-in to the plan or having key stakeholders walk away.


Multiple approaches enable consistent, reliable datasets. We use a series of constrain, refine and converge processes to ensure that datasets are consistent with Provider data, Country data, Industry data and Employment data.

Find out more about Cambashi’s Observatory methodology


Cambashi operates an open, transparent pricing strategy – there is unrestricted access for Cambashi Observatories across the client organization based on internal use.

External licenses may be purchased to allow dataset to be deployed for repurposing – including publicity and sales enablement. Flexibility also allows “bundling” by combining market intelligence, custom research and training elements to offer integrated support for marketing initiatives.

Cambashi has a 30 year, proven track record in the provision of market numbers to the AEC / BIM Design industries.

Cambashi’s BIM software research journey

Cambashi has been researching the market for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) software for around 30 years.

1990 – Initiated coverage of AEC vendors
2009 – First Observatory with AEC market data
2010 – Added Industry segmentation to AEC data
2017 – First BIM Design Software Observatory
2019 – Expanding BIM Observatory portfolio to cover Construct and Operate phases.
2020 February– Launch of BIM Charter to oversee research
2020 – Two new BIM Observatories to be published for Construct and Operate

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