With the right technology (BIM) available on the market, it is important you have a right plan to start with.
BIM Experts offer consulting services to assist companies to develop strategy and execution plan on BIM implementation. We help clients on the long-term strategies, management, staffing and infrastructure on application of BIM technology to improve building management and project delivery.
Our consulting approach involves the participation of clients to tailor the plan to address needs of different users, department, offices, discipline, and markets. We focus the effort on areas that yield tangible improvement while addressing client’s technology objectives. Through researching and analysing the needs of each department with our broad exposure and experience on working with leading firms across the industry, we can tailor the execution plan for the clients to test run on project to help them best capitalize the advantage of the BIM technology without interrupting the business process.
BIM can be implemented and utilized at different time of the building life cycle. With suitable process management and auditing, we can help to facilitate the implementation of BIM into business process. This can help to manage and standardize the BIM operation to truly integrate into daily operations efficiently.
BIM Experts have solid experience on implementing BIM into different project throughout the years. We understand the importance of standardization of BIM practices and we can guide you with the best technical practices we experienced and practiced various projects.
Only with a comprehensive implementation scheme can you better maximize the value inside the BIM. We can work closely with your team to tailor-made your organization standard on project and content creation in BIM which best suits your business process. We can work with your teams to manage the implementation throughout the design, construction and operations phase of different projects and assist you with project kick-off, workshops and meetings.
These implementations coupled with custom programs of corporate training to address your specific needs of project, phases and disciplines for your internal teams that improve their technical knowledge to get started with BIM software. We can provide advice on IT infrastructure needed to successfully run BIM Project and provide the technical supports to ensure your smooth deployment and consistent adoption of BIM practices.
BIM database, parametric modelling, design analysis, drawing productions and FM implementation for project of different type, phase and discipline
We can help you on the design visualization and simulation to help you on design decision making. We are experienced on running different environmental analysis of your design of building or infrastructure to help you evaluate your design.
We provide multi-disciplinary coordination services to assist you on clash analysis to help your project team to identify and solve issue in preconstruction stage. We can help you to manage and visualize your construction program into construction simulation, ensuring a better understanding of construction process and schedules for developers, project managers and workers. We can also help you on the drawings production to facilitate the drawings submission to assist timely project delivery.
BIM DATA MANAGEMENT
A unified data management structure should be established for efficient BIM collaboration and information exchange among design team. At the start of the project adopting BIM, the design team should agree and state in the BIM Execution Plan the details of data management arrangement, which should at least include the CDE arrangement, project folder structure, collaboration arrangement (such as model linking),
software platform, model division arrangement, file /object naming convention, level of development (LOD) at various work stages and the model presentation style (such as colour scheme, line types, etc.).
Level of Development (LOD) of MEP Objects
With reference to the CIC’s BIM standards (Phase One) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s G202-2013 BIM Protocol Form, the general coordination with other model elements in terms of size, location and clearance to other model elements can be achieved by using LOD 200. Generally, LOD 200 has been adopted at the design stage of the pilot project. In some critical areas such as autopsy suites, LOD 300 is adopted
such that specific coordination (such as the air-conditioning/ventilation equipment in autopsy suite) with other model elements can be achieved to enhance the effectiveness of design collaboration. Given that the higher LOD phase requires more specialized technology as well as increased skillsets to properly address the finite details within the 3D BIM model, the acceptable LOD should be defined prudently at early stage of each
project according to a number of aspects such as BIM deliverables, project stage, allowable time and budget. Based on the project experience, the interpretation of the MEP specific LOD criteria is suggested below.
LOD Criteria of MEP Objects:
LOD 100: The object is graphically represented in the model with a symbol or rough 3D shape for indication of its existence. Identification of the object should be indicated.
LOD 200: The object is graphically represented within the model as a generic system, object or assembly with approximate quantities, size, rough shape, location and orientation. Identification and preliminary design information should be included.
LOD 300: The object is graphically represented within the model as a specific system, object or assembly in terms of quantity, size, approximate shape, location and orientation. Identification and detailed design information should be included.
LOD 400: The object is graphically represented within the model as a specific system, object or assembly in terms of quantity, size, approximate shape, location and orientation in according to manufacturer’s data. Identification and manufacturer’s information should be included.
LOD 500: The objects graphically represented within the model as a specific and site verified system, object or assembly. The objects should be verified for their existence for as-built record purpose. Accuracy of the object location and setting-out should be within 150mm or other range subject to approval.
The 3D geometry details of the object is not necessary to be higher than LOD 400. As built information of the objects such as identification, manufacturer name, model number and asset management information, etc. should be included.
Benefits of BIM
- 1. Improved communication and teamwork.
- 2. Cost assessment based on the project model.
- 3. Monitor changes.
- 4. Project visualization during the planning stage.
- 5. Effective Clash detection and collaboration
- 6. Lower Expenses and Risk
- 7. Superior Sequencing and Scheduling.
- 8. Improved work productivity and prefabrication.
- 9. Highly secure development sites.
- 10. Improved Structures.
- 11. Lowering the entire duration of the project.
- 12. A more grounded management of the faculty and structure rendition.