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Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

September 29, 2022

The construction industry is increasingly embracing collaborative digital tools like BIM. While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil projects.

Federal and state cybersecurity regulations are evolving rapidly, forcing contractors to stay on top of compliance issues, according to panelists at the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Building Innovation conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The Department of Energy and Department of Transportation both updated their data policies this year, and California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia all have data privacy laws that will go into effect in 2023.

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