Forest City digital FM solution shortlisted in two industry awards

We are delighted to announce BIM Academy has been shortlisted in the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) and NCE TechFest awards for our pioneering work on Forest City in Johor, Malaysia.

 

The project has been nominated as a finalist in BCIA’s Digital Transformation Project of the Year: Buildings category and sits alongside the likes of Atkins, Sir Robert McAlpine and Zaha Hadid.

 

While in NCE’s TechFest awards,

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Developing a Digital Asset Information Model for a Smart City

Forest City is a pioneering development consisting of four huge man-made islands on the straits of Johor, with a total land area of 1,386ha.  An enterprise of Country Garden Pacificview, this smart Eco City will accommodate an estimated 700,000 residents and offer international buyers luxury homes in a multi-layered urban planning concept in lush green surroundings.  The Landmark Building is the focal point of the first phase of construction for Forest City.

 

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Using BIM in the Delivery of Major Sports Projects

Perhaps not much of a widely discussed subject but certainly one of great interest to clients, stakeholders and delivery teams across the globe, both past and present, major sports projects are extraordinary feats of economic planning, risk management, social interactions and engineering ingenuity.  In a broader sense involvement stems from a political level through to local organising committees, programme/project managers and a talented supply chain of designers/contractors/engineers.

 

Where does BIM fit into all of this?

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Learning from a BIM Panel

In three years I will wake suddenly in the night and, with a rush of adrenaline mixed with some shame and self loathing, the little video recorder in my head will play the highlight real once again.

 

Why?  Well, recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to an industry event for BIM sponsored by Victoria University and Engineers Australia.  Mark Bew was giving a presentation on data and optimising built assets,

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Geographical Information System – Understanding the Concept and Value in the Built Environment

Nahim Iqbal, director at BIM Academy, discusses the importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their value in the built environment industry.

Our world as we see it comes with abundant resources – or at least it did at some point.  As mankind we continue to consume these resources whether fresh water, fossil fuels or heavy metals at phenomenal rates.  Eventually raising questions, for example, where is the next best location of fresh water? 

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BIM, GIS, IoT, Smart Cities – Industry’s Zeal Leading the Way to Something Incredible…

Rapid developments across the digital landscape, whilst occasionally overwhelming in terms of staying abreast with advancements, continue to fascinate and stimulate countless minds. Ultimately augmenting ways of working and achieving greater efficiency. At the forefront this is driven by pioneering and intelligent industry professionals who are the very backbone in delivering projects successfully and advancing society into the next digital age.

In creating structured, accurate and information rich 3D model representations of buildings and infrastructure,

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Third African BIM Conference

Peter Barker, BIM Academy managing director, was invited to present at the third African BIM Conference in Johannesburg on 14-15 March.

 

The conference attracted a wide range of industry and academic practitioners from South Africa and neighbouring regions.  Peter showcased the work of BIM Academy, particularly the value to building owners and asset managers, featuring the team’s work on Sydney Opera House, Forest City, Durham Cathedral, Hong Kong MTR and the Royal Household.

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BIM Academy and BKAsiaPacific partner to deliver an interactive conference

Delegates will hear real life case studies and plan out their own BIM roadmaps at this annual conference and workshop

In the 2017 Policy Address the Hong Kong government explicitly requested that consultants and contractors use Building Information Modelling (BIM) when undertaking the design and delivery of major capital works projects from 2018 onward.  This combined with the growing international impetus towards a global digital built environment are clear signs that now is the time to consider how to embark on a BIM implementation strategy for your organisation.

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BIM helps realise your vision, not drive your design

Technological design platforms are meant to help architects realise their visions, rather than drive their designs.  There is a growing argument that the increasingly standardised use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software might alter the way we conceive our buildings, as well as execute them.  What might this BIM School look like and should such a thought scare or excite us?  Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG, Atkins technical director Anne Kemp, and Peter Barker,

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