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More than $6bn will be added in revenue over the next 4 years

Market for BIM Software will reach $10bn in 2020, growing at CAGR 13% between 2020-2024

The market for software in the construction sector is witnessing rapid growth, forecast to grow at 13% CAGR over the next 4 years, driven by technological, economic and institutional change. Key to this is the emerging adoption of BIM as a framework to support efficiency, working practice improvements and new business opportunities across the Design, Construct, Operate lifecycle.

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

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

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).

Check Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

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.

Autodesk quoted Cambashi’s data in its 2019 Investor day presentations


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

Thought Leadership

Cambashi analysts write about the BIM market for international publications as well as our own blog.

Check out this page for BIM articles ‘In the Press’


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’s BIM research journey

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

Read more about Cambashi’s BIM research here

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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