BIM has the potential to benefit construction businesses across Asia-Pacific. With this in mind, how can it revolutionise processes?
In the world of construction, businesses that want to succeed must innovate. There is simply no room for time delays or budget blowouts in today's environment, meaning planning and implementing a design from start to finish must be a top priority.
As such, this is where Building Information Modeling (BIM) comes into a world of its own. This intelligent model-based process is revolutionising project management, underpinned by its ability to provide insight across the entire project lifecycle - perfect for meeting the expectations of stakeholders, clients and customers.
Could BIM non-adoption slow progress?
However, knowledge of BIM remains a problem. According to a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) report, 73 per cent of surveying firms believe the success of the UK construction industry will be hindered if business leaders don't adopt BIM processes.
"BIM is the future, not just of the surveying industry, but the entire construction sector," Global Director of Built Environment Professional Groups RICS Alan Muse explained.
This is certainly not just an issue in the UK. With construction ramping up in both Asia and Australasia, business leaders are urged to engage with BIM moving forward.
To help bridge this information gap, Redstack Singapore BIM expert Reymundo Cruz offered his insight.
The key benefits of BIM
Reymundo Cruz, BIM Specialist, Redstack Global
Reymundo believes that if project managers and other construction professionals can grasp key concepts at an early stage, it's simpler to meet expectations both throughout the build and when stakeholders are inspecting progress or signing off on the completion of construction.
BIM provides valuable insights with accurate information around everything from required materials, man power and meeting local and national building standards.
Another advantage is improved collaboration. In past decades, construction businesses working with designers and architectural professionals would encounter difficulties around drawing sets and planning. Manual collaboration takes time - something of the essence when up against the clock, trying to meet construction deadlines.
"Businesses would have to send CAD drawings one by one for everything from flow and elevation to perception. Now, if there is a 3D model in play, the process is more consistent and accurate because there is only one file," he said.
Layout changes and design amendments can be automated across the full spectrum of plans. This ensures less errors, mistakes and rework during construction.
A history of BIM success
Redstack has a long and proud history in BIM implementation. In fact, there are countless examples of major infrastructure projects across the Asia-Pacific region which have benefited from this innovative approach.
Of course, our expert team can provide more insight into how each project operated. Here is a snapshot of our recent projects.
Advice for companies looking to implementing BIM
Reymundo has some simple advice for business leaders considering BIM - act quickly. This technology sector is moving fast and is rapidly moving the proverbial goalposts. As such, enterprises must be open-minded about what BIM can do and why it will be important in the years to come.
"If you don't adopt the right technology, there is a chance you will be left behind," Reymundo states.
Given the lack of knowledge around BIM at present, providers such as Redstack are in an excellent position to provide informative information and data.
"Technology is changing the way the construction industry operates. So, the best way is to open our minds to the right BIM processes and adopt tailored solutions," Reymundo concluded.
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