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BIM : “FUTURE OF PROJECT INFORMATION!!”

Posted by Draftech in HVAC    05/31/2011

 

After many years of development, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is starting to achieve significant penetration into the building sector of the construction industry.

Laing O’Rourke’s engineering team have around 40 construction projects that are using BIM. Doing so has enabled them to identify glitches (Clashes) in designs.                                                                           (Source: CIBSE JOURNAL, January 2011 edition)

Sue Holliday, chairperson of the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council in Australia was the key speaker for the AMCA 2010 Forum on BIM Technology.

Ms Holliday said the council was about to release a study into the productivity benefits of BIM. Ms Holliday also mentioned that mechanical contractors operating in the USA reveal there is an increase in the number of high end clients who will not commission a new construction project unless it is designed and built in BIM. (Source: AMCA Industry Forum, November 2010)

Queensland’s, Project Services has taken the lead in the move away from 2D to 3D in recent years. The move has been toward integrated digital models that can be shared by all disciplines in the development of three- dimensional models for all of the elements in the building including structure  and services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Source: Project Services Profile Released By Queensland Government, 2007)

The mention of CAD or 2D in the office of Draftech is a thing of the past. BIM, 3D modelling, clash detections and Coordination are the only words used in this office. Draftech live, breathe and control all your building services needs. That’s 40 % of your total building cost in which Draftech control through utilizing their skills and experience with BIM.

For the past 12 years Draftech put 100% of their focus, time, knowledge and experience into coordination, 3D Modelling and clash detections.

James and More, a division of Hastie Services in QLD mentioned, “We employed Draftech to prepare the mechanical workshop drawings for the Cairns Hospital Block E fit out for the Oncology Department.

The project was drawn in Revit which enabled the services to be 3D modelled, which assisted the installation and coordination of other services and trades”

With the Industry and Government’s commitment, BIM has now become a key negotiating point on construction projects. Those without a BIM capability are finding it harder to be competitive. Who are you going to move to; to control all your building services needs?


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