Architects, designers, and construction engineers are increasingly adopting advanced digital technologies such as 3D modelling and building information modelling (BIM) software to design, execute and manage complex construction projects more efficiently.

Building design and modelling software helps to visualise, capture and communicate the design intent and the physical, performance and functional parameters of a project. It also helps to validate design and project constructability, manage project schedule and costs more effectively, optimise resource utilisation and energy efficiency, and predict project outcomes more accurately.

Finding the best building modelling software providers

World Construction Network has listed some of the leading building modelling software providers for the architecture and construction industry, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes 3D architecture design and comprehensive BIM software specialists, as well as providers of a wide range of customised software solutions for design and modelling applications in the architecture and construction industry.

The list also includes providers of simulation-based project review and management, and energy efficiency and sustainability design analysis software specifically designed for the construction sector.

The information contained within the document is designed for architects, planners, builders, contractors, design-build consultants, construction engineers, and any other individual involved in the planning, design, execution and management of construction projects.

The download contains detailed information on building design and modelling software and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.

Types of building modelling software solutions

Building design and modelling software solutions for architecture and construction applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Building information modelling (BIM) software
  • 2D and 3D architecture design software
  • 3D printing systems for architectural modelling
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for architectural blueprints and technical drawings
  • Cloud-based architecture design software
  • Simulation-based project review and management software
  • 3D sketching and massing tool
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability design analysis software, and
  • Building energy modelling (BEM) software

Download our list here.