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Title: TOWARDS A SMART NATION: A PEOPLE-CENTRIC BLUEPRINT FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF BIM AND GIS FOR THE BUILT INDUSTRY
Authors: LOH YI WEI
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Teo Ai Lin Evelyn
2017/2018 PFM
Smart Nation
Virtual Singapore
Building Information Modelling
Geographical Information Systems
Software Integration
Institutional Theory
Organisational Change
Issue Date: 6-Jun-2018
Citation: LOH YI WEI (2018-06-06). TOWARDS A SMART NATION: A PEOPLE-CENTRIC BLUEPRINT FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF BIM AND GIS FOR THE BUILT INDUSTRY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Virtual Singapore (VSG), a collaborative data platform and 3D model for Singapore, is a project that is part of the Smart Nation goal. VSG is a closed software that hosts mostly 2D databases such as Geographical Information System (GIS), resulting in its insufficiency due to a lack of 3D information from Building Information Modelling (BIM). Currently, there is a grant calling for the integration of BIM and GIS within VSG to improve construction simulations and processes. Thus, this dissertation aims to advocate and aid in the implementation an integrated software system for VSG. Based on the aim, two objectives were set— identify the benefits the integrated software offers to the local built environment and investigate the potential barriers and solutions from the perspective of three Smart Nation facets, which include 1. Data Infrastructure, 2. People and 3. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Literature reviews affirmed the possibility of integrating both software, through case studies of existing uses such as enhancing energy and analysing urban heat island using integrated 2D and 3D information. In addition, the Data Infrastructure and API barriers and solutions to a system were explored through data formatting and potential information loss. Though currently imperfect, methods such as FME converters as well as common intermediary files such as CityGML and IFC are used for current file conversions. To achieve the objectives, an explorative approach using semi-structured interview questions was carried out. Four personnel in the government agencies of the built environment were interviewed and the results affirmed the benefits of an integrated system for Singapore — providing higher accuracy in simulations and predictions for purposes that are not restricted to developmental planning and energy optimisation. Additionally, two types of barriers — resistance to change and a lack of resources — were identified along with four categories of solutions — work-effective capabilities of software, top management beliefs, ease of usage and a conducive learning environment — which mitigated the identified barriers through the three pillars of organisational change — Regulative, Normative and Cognitive. Furthermore, regulative solutions were found to be the most effective driver in the initial stages whilst cognitive factors were the most sustainable.
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