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Title: RESEARCH ON THE APPLICABILITY OF IMPLEMENTING BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) INTO SINGAPORE BUILDING INDUSTRY
Authors: WENG XIANPING
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Shinya Okuda
2010/2011 DTS
Building Information Modeling
Singapore
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2011
Citation: WENG XIANPING (2011-01-11). RESEARCH ON THE APPLICABILITY OF IMPLEMENTING BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) INTO SINGAPORE BUILDING INDUSTRY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The worldwide awareness on the impact of buildings and infrastructure on the environment has increased the need for building industry professionals to embrace sustainable practices. In respond to higher demand in the building performance and constructing better quality buildings for the future, building information modelling (BIM) is a tool in paving the way towards a more sustainable development. BIM is an objectbased parametric model, which reflects changes immediately and eased the extraction of geometric and property information – for design, simulation, construction planning, and fabrication. Many companies in the world had implemented BIM ahead of Singapore’s building industry. There are many BIM applications available in the market. Multiple party collaborations on the BIM model will preferably work within the common platform to minimise unnecessary technical complication. It is critical to understand what technology is currently available and suitable for the practise in the company. Singapore is at the infancy stage of BIM implementation, where the local government plays influential role for the novel technology. Interviews and online correspondences aim to substantial the literature finding from books and internet. Currently, BIM is seen as a useful tool in improving the visualization, documentation and scheduling of the project within one company but multiple party collaborations is seen less possible in years ahead. This limited proliferation of BIM within the scope of the industry will not fully utilize the potential of BIM. The main setbacks for implementing BIM in Singapore are the human factor, financial capability and technological issues. The overseas case studies are used as local project completed using BIM is not well reported. BIM can accomplish variety of tasks more efficiently in terms of time saving and cost than current practice. Moreover, BIM provides opportunities for architects to utilise external programs, simulation tools, and digital fabrication in achieving better design and sustainable solution. As building industry is highly competitive, updating current working practices and adapting to BIM increase the competence of the company. The support from local government will envision BIM as the next trend in future building industry in Singapore to bring architecture into the next juncture.
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