Thai publication The Nation has published a new article relating to the foray into Building Information Modelling recently made by a real estate developer.
Ananda – based in Samutparkan, Thailand – are currently in the process of introducing BIM to their business, with the aim that it will be of “use by every company in [their] supply chain” to “cut design time in half, reduce construction time by 25 per cent, improve quality and lead to a zero defect rate”.
“We recently began this project with a kick-off meeting involving 27 companies in our supply chain,” notes the article. “In basic terms, it means every party in the design and construction process works off the same building model – everyone from landscape designers and architects to contractors and construction managers.
“The benefits of the system are twofold. First, it reduces the time it takes to complete construction-ready designs by about half, and second, it reduces “clashes” between different parts of the supply chain in effect to zero, which means that problems at the construction stage due to design conflicts are eliminated.”
The article then looks at the benefits BIM can give home owners: “The benefits for home-owners go beyond the obvious improvement in quality (although that’s a huge benefit), as the improvement in the entire design and construction process means fewer hidden defects or weaknesses in the building that could manifest themselves as expensive maintenance years in the future.
“These soft technologies can cut design time in half, reduce construction time by 25 per cent, improve quality and lead to a zero defect rate – and all without any new materials, design or device, or anything traditionally thought of as construction technology.”
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