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This post aims to provide a quick start guide to help an organisation to jump start its Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption journey. The template is taken reference from http://www.corenet.gov.sg’s BIM Essential Guides. It is after the seven categories of the Singapore Service Quality Framework that helps organisations journey towards business excellence practices in BIM. It provides a good template for newcomers to quickly adopt BIM in their projects.
Step 1: Leadership
- Involve Senior Management
- Set up BIM Committee with clear roles and responsibilities
Step 2: Planning
- Develop BIM Adoption Plan
- Define BIM Vision, BIM Goal, BIM Themes, Change Management, Software and Hardware Requirements in the Plan
Step 3: Information
- Define BIM Standard
- Define BIM Quality Assurance Checks
- Define BIM Information Management
Step 4: Process
- Define Project BIM Process
Step 5: People and Capability
- BIM Training and Competency Map
Step 6: Customer Engagement
- BIM Execution Plan
Step 7: Results
- KPIs and Measurements
The organisation’s BIM adoption plan should be endorsed by the organisation’s senior management and be reviewed and refined regularly to monitor and guide the organisation moving towards successful BIM adoption.
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The state of the art technology helps structural and MEP engineers to help find solutions to key business issues. Now they can,
- Create quality buildings with consistent & coordinated information
- Gain insight through analysis, design and visualization
- Collaborate effectively for construction & design decisions
Importance of BIM solution
Gradual transition from computer-aided designs to building information modeling has led to complete transformation in design practices for the construction industry. First, the architectural firms were there to embrace this change followed by the structural and MEP engineers who are gradually realizing its importance and switching with increased propensity.
MEP and structural engineers have to face various challenges related to the construction industry, especially with the economic pressures prevalent in the sector today. Service diversification is the only way for effective survival in this volatile market and naturally, the professionals are going for this. Firms adopting BIM have higher chances of survival compared to others. Other challenges include contractual shifting structures and increasing demands related to sustainable designs.
Better Coordination with BIM
Besides dealing with various engineering challenges, BIM also help the professionals develop better coordination with architects. Presence of consistent coordinated models signifies building information changes remain distributed and stored throughout the system. Also, MEP engineers and architects can now make the most of an environment containing intuitive designs and sharing of accurate models allows users to streamline design processes.
There are various benefits associated with BIM solutions for MEP and structural engineers, making them highly popular with professionals everywhere. Presence of new tools help MEP professionals to meet exclusive client demands that require successful support for BIM workflow.
This includes high-quality tools that support building projects including fabrication, detailing, and installation. It into and helps them to improve collaboration, lower costs, and reduce inefficiencies.
During architectural documentation, any changes to the BIM model will be automatically reflected in all relevant drawings. This improves coordination, not just for architecture, but also across other disciplines such as civil and structural and M&E engineering.
You will also see better collaboration among your designers, clients and partners because of the amount of project details you can cull from BIM. Your project is created and shared in 3D, so the coordination between each discipline is further enhanced.
BIM database also provides design and construction information in the early design process and this data can be leveraged for analysis and simulation. The project team can get early feedback on building construction and operation costs, sustainable design goals and building efficiency.
Majority of the construction companies, main contractors, Sub-contractors are switching towards the BIM services to increase the quality and productivity. BIM services offer a large number of benefits over the traditional way of designing and building a project. BIM services have improved productivity by facilitating easy retrieval of information. They have increased the coordination of construction documents and improved the visualization. BIM Services also embed and link vital information such as vendors for specific materials, location details, energy simulation etc. required for estimation and tendering. BIM services have reduced the overall cost of construction by preventing project delays, clash detection and increased sped of deliver. If you too want to procure the benefits of BIM services, contact BIMAGE or visit www.bimageconsulting.com.
To keep the data coordinated among the different disciplines of construction project like mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, it is important to utilize the MEP BIM Modelling Services. The MEP BIM Services are offered by large number companies in the construction industry. But the reputation build by BIMAGE for the past 5 years in BIM modeling services is beyond comparison. Their MEP BIM modeling services helps in collision detection prior to construction. They offer MEP solutions as per the specific requirement and demands of the clients. MEP includes mechanical components modelling with connections. BIMAGE has successfully implemented their BIM services in a large number of building projects including medical building, schools and colleges etc. So, feel free to get in touch with BIMAGE for high quality MEP BIM modelling services. For complete information, visit www.bimageconsulting.com.
There is a vast difference between AutoCAD and BIM. We cannot simply replace AutoCAD with BIM. AutoCAD is an interesting tool for drafting. It is a graphic depiction mostly in 2D views of the design and construction intent at the best. It is fragmented process of multiple files. It also requires manual coordination of a project set. It requires a lot of time. On the other hand BIM is described as a virtual construction. It is an exact replica of the building intended to be built in form of a 3D model. BIM is a database of information about a building for design, validation, construction and post construction management. It is highly analytical ns quantifiable. Thus, BIM requires a different workflow than AutoCAD. For more information on BIM services, please refer to www.bimageconsulting.com.
BIM Models are considered to be better than the traditional 2D AutoCAD designs because they offer numerous advantages for pre-construction planning. BIM necessitates an open and integrated collaboration channel between the key stake holders of the project like facility owners, architects, MEP engineers, consultants and contractors. BIM Services virtually model building facilities using smart parametric objects embedded with immense accurate information. BIM is a single database driven model that facilitates easy changes in the model and coordination among all sections and elevations. Each team member is automatically updated about the changes. BIM Services save time, reduce cost resulting from duplication of efforts and increase the overall quality of construction drawing sets and designs. Thus, every construction company must train their staff in latest BIM technologies for higher ROI. BIM Consulting and modelling services are offered by BIMAGE to its Clients in Singapore. For further information, please visit www.bimageconsulting.com.