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

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software market is expected to grow to $25bn by 2026.

Overall, we estimate that around $14.7bn was spent on BIM software in 2021. Despite disruptions caused by the global pandemic, the market growth has remained positive at 12.6% in 2021.

We forecast the BIM software market to continue with double digit growth CAGR of 11.5% (2021-2026), reaching $25bn by 2026, which translates into approx. $10.6bn in additional revenue in 2026 compared with 2021.

Building Information Modeling BIM software market is expected to grow to $25bn by 2026. BIM market growth and forecast

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).

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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