In 2006, prior to the industry downturn, JBA looked at emerging technologies as a way to strengthen its base and prepare for the future. In Q4 of 2006, JBA leaders made a conscious decision to embrace BIM technology and commit to innovate the BIM design platform, particularly for the active building systems. JBA made an immediate investment in BIM software via Autodesk Revit and began training while launching an internal BIM alpha team to drive implementation across the organization.
The commitment for adoption and intentional advancement of JBA’s BIM expertise is rooted in the belief that the technology is one of the most significant developments for the current generation of building industry professionals. The initial adoption was challenging and executed with passion, not because of where the technology is today, but rather in the long-term view of the advancements that will come to life in the next five to ten years.