Thanks to Heather McCormick who sent along this article concerning the BIM (building information modeling) adoption rate. The piece takes a look at a a survey, that was recently completed by Building Design+Construction, of architecture, engineering, and construction companies, and their use of BIM in recent and new projects

 I suggest you read the whole story, but a few highlights:

Of the 320 AEC firms that participated in Giants survey, 83% report having at least one BIM seat license in house, half have more than 30 seats, and nearly a quarter (23%) have 100-plus seats. In total, the Giants hold 28,174 BIM seats, with the average firm having 106 seats...

BIM adoption seems to be slowing among the Giants, which is expected given the rough economic environment. Slightly more than half (51%) of the respondents have added or plan on adding BIM seat licenses in 2009, down from 63% in 2008. And the number of seats being purchased is expected to drop by 56% this year, from a total of 6,465 in 2008 to 2,837 in 2009. )...