We worked on a variety of small and big projects with different expectations and BIM maturity. Lately, the BIM maturity and demand is in steep incline and collaboration combined with data exchange is mandatory in BIM Level 2 projects in the UK.
In the residential projects, we noticed less demanding incorporation of the Common Data Exchange (CDE) and less complex tools such as BIM Collab or BIM 360. Whereas in infrastructure projects we were involved in the usage of Bentley ProjectWise is widely established.
The same is visible in software usage; Residential projects, which is mostly vertical structures use Revit as the 3D tool whereas infrastructure projects are more horizontal and as the 3D tool often Bentley AECOsim is chosen.
For us, the CDE and the variety of 3D tools is no challenge as we have extensive experience in all Autodesk Revit versions as well in Bentley AECOsim Building Designer and Bentley ProjectWise.