About 70% of construction owners expect building information modeling tools will be involved in their facilities management during the years ahead, according to a Mortenson Construction survey. But they say they must first overcome challenges ranging from shortcomings in available software to the need for more training of facility employees. A survey by U.K.-based Workplace Law also found interest in BIM, with more than 80% of respondents identifying life-cycle management as the top aspect of BIM-supported facilities management.

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