Building Information Modelling (BIM)
The Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) was developed to address the issues in the industry and also to enact a transformation of the industry into one which is modern and updated. Central to this the CITP’s aim to become the catalyst for generating a succession of interlinked multiplier effects on a host of sectors, to help transform Malaysia to be a developed nation with a sustainable high-income economy.
The CITP is only the first step in transforming the construction industry; the successful interdependence among the various ministries and agencies is paramount for the sustainability of Malaysia’s long-term goals. Once we overcome this inertia of who, what when, where and how to start, this will lay the strong foundations for different ministries and agencies to interlink and pull their sources and expertise to help in this mission-critical national effort.
In line with the implementation of the CITP, CIDB collaborates with myBIM centre are initiating to provide the Building Information Training (BIM) which is called as Affordable BIM Training (ABT). This program is mainly targeting the industry player such as Contractors, Architect, Engineer, Surveyor etc. to learn the process of implementing the BIM process including the usage of tools and managing the construction site by using the knowledge of BIM.
By implementing the BIM into the project, Planners can select optimum sites. Architects can produce more accurate designs with fewer errors, less waste, and closer alignment with the owner’s vision. Engineers can increase coordination with architects and other engineering disciplines, improving the reliability of their designs. Contractors can make sure that constructibility issues are flagged early on when changes are less expensive to make. Ultimately, owners will be able to use the models far into the future as the basis of a comprehensive facility and asset management program.
Adapting to the advantages BIM offers requires investment in staff, processes, and technology. Approaching these changes with a positive attitude will speed the transition and allow firms to quickly realise the productivity and quality gains possible with BIM.
What is BIM?
- Building Information Modelling (BIM) is modelling technology and associated set of processes to produce, communicate and analyze digital information models for construction project life cycle.
- National BIM Steering committee 2013
- BIM allows for collaboration, optimisation, higher productivity, predictability and completeness.
- Lean Construction
- More effective communication
- Clash detection
- Whole life costing
- Time based construction and in-use simulation can be made
- Cost reduction
- Facility management
- Competitive advantages