The Biggest Construction Companies Using BIM
After some thorough research we are able to present a list with the 50 biggest construction companies that are using BIM technology.
1. Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft
Hochtief is one of world’s biggest construction companies, based on its revenue. The exact starting date of the company is unknown, but people assume it was founded in 1874 as that was the first time the company appeared in the local address book.
The German company is known for some big projects. One remarkable building is the MesseTurm in Frankfurt. For 6 years this building has been the tallest building in Europe.
Besides being the contractor of some of the biggest construction projects in the world, Hochtief also has many experience in the field of BIM technology. The company even has a subcompany (Hochtief ViCon) where they develop and apply their own BIM 3D models.
2. China Communications Construction Group
The China Communications Construction Group is also known as the CCCC. The company was established in 2005 after the merger of two big Chinese companies. Nowadays CCCC is (one of) the largest construction companies in China.
One of the biggest projects the company has done is the construction of world’s longest sea bridge, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge (36 kilometers long!).
Like most other Chinese construction companies, CCCC is trying to implement technologies like BIM in construction. They even once won a price for having the best BIM design during a bidding competition.
The Vinci Group has his name since 2000. Before that time the Group had other names. The company was founded as SGE in 1899 by two engineers from the elite French engineering school Polytechnique.
The group has had a lot of different projects across the world. One thing they’re increasingly implementing throughout the different stages of their projects is BIM technology. An example of where they’ve used this type of technology is the renovation and extension of the Tottenham Court Road underground station in London.
4. Consolidated Construction Group
The Consolidated Construction Group is named as the largest construction company in the Middle East. The company started its business in 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon. Nowadays the company has its headquarters in Athens, Greece. CCC has offices in over 40 countries, and a workforce of more than 130,000 employees.
CCC has a lot of experience with BIM technology. The company already started working with BIM in 1997. Nowadays they even have a special department where they train talented engineers who are then able to develop efficiently quality BIM and they have recently launched the Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects Certification Program, joining efforts with Zigurat Global Institute of Technology.
5. Bechtel Corporation
Being one of the world’s biggest construction companies, Bechtel has since 1898 finished more than 25.000 projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.
Bechtel Corporation implements BIM technology on a lot of their projects. One example was the Gatwick Airport, where they had the challenge to modernize the airport without disrupting the ongoing operations. By using BIM technology, they were able to deliver the projects more time and cost efficiently.
The Bouygues Group has around 120,000 employees in 90 countries. The Bouygues Group has a department in real estate development, media and telecommunications. But it’s probably most famous for its department in construction. That’s the department the company started with back in 1952.
One of the biggest projects done by Bouygues Construction is the Sports Hub in Singapore. Check here more information about this project.
7. TechnipFMCTechnip was established in 1958. It has about 40,000 employees in 48 different countries. In 2017 FMC Technologies and Technip combined forces to become TechnipFMC, a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects.
8. Skanska AB
Skanska is one of world’s leading project management and construction groups. The company was founded back in 1887. Nowadays, the company has more than 41,000 employees all over the world.
An example of one the big projects Skanska did is the 16 kilometers long Öresund Bridge which transports approximately 20,000 people every day.
The first Skanska Bim project in Sweden was the NKS Project. Read here about this project and how using BIM was very beneficially for Skanska.
STRABAG is a big construction company with its headquarters based in Austria. The company was founded all the way back in 1835. After a lot of mergers and acquisitions, the strong brand STRABAG was established in 2006.
One of STRABAG’s major projects is the construction of the metro line in Copenhagen, which was openend between 2002 and 2007.
Check out the video below to see how STRABAG is implementing BIM within their projects.
10. China State Construction Engineering Corporation
The China State Construction Engineering Corporation, or in short China Construction, was formally established on December 10, 2007. Based on revenue, this company belongs to the biggest construction companies in the world.
Probably the most famous project of China Construction was the construction of the Great Mosque of Algiers. The costs of this project were approximately 1.5 billion dollars. Check out this BBC article about the project.
11. Ferrovial Agroman
Since its foundation in 1952, the Spanish construction company Ferrovial Agroman has become one of the leading infrastructure and services operators, committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions. The company has more than 96,000 employees in over 15 different countries.
The company has implemented BIM technology in multiple projects. Nowadays, Ferrovial Agroman are working in a big number of new projects. Furthermore, they have the BIM certification of the BSI, Level 2, in two of the countries that they are working: UK and Australia.
12. Salini Impregilo
Salini Impregilo is an industrial group specialising in the construction of major, complex projects. The company is operating in over 50 countries with over 35,000 employees.The Italian based company started in 1906 when two guys started with construction projects locally. Eventually this business grow to the size it nowadays is.
Salini Impregilo has an impressive portfolio of completed construction projects. They’re also increasingly implementing BIM technology in their projects. According the official corporate website they use BIM to support the planning, designing construction and management phases.
13. Samsung C&T
Samsung C&T was founded in 1938 as a parent company of the Samsung Group. Since 1995, the company is mainly focussed on global engineering and construction projects.
The group has constructed two of world’s tallest and most famous skyscrapers, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Samsung C&T was also the general contractor of the DDP project. To overcome some serious issues, they decided to deploy BIM technology in all the stages of the building process. Because of the complex structure of the building there were still some challenges, but the BIM technology made it possible for them to finish the project on time and within budget.