World Building Information Modeling (BIM)
for Infrastructure, Construction & the Built Environment
Conference 2014

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DAY ONE (20 February 2014)
08:00 Registration
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Keynote Address
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Why many firms struggle and fail at adopting and implementing BIM
11:00 BIM technology and integrated delivery model
11:45 BIM in design and building and setting a new benchmark in quality construction of high rise buildings
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Managing complex construction projects and gaining maximum cost benefits from leveraging BIM technology
14:45 Benefits of BIM in structural engineering, fabrication management and precast construction
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Addressing the immediate issues and obstacles to the adoption and implementation of BIM
16:30 Panel discussion
17:00 End of Day One
DAY TWO (21 February 2014)
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 BIM implementation experience and the reduction of cost schedule overruns, mininimse risk and safety
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Integrating BIM data, enhancing system design and lifecycle integration for construction projects
11:00 Featured BIM case studies to achieve safety, speed and quality from building construction to mega projects
11:45 The essential of BIM for construction companies in order to maximize efficiency in integrated construction processes
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Taking the BIM workflow to the next level of efficiency and in construction processes
14:45 The value of BIM in preconstruction for green building projects
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Reviewing BIM application: case studies, success stories and lessons to be learned
16:30 Panel discussion
17:00 End of Conference

A timely platform for industry players and experts to share insight on successful BIM implementation, discuss emerging issues and opportunities as industry players and stakeholders prepare to deliver an increasing numbers of construction and infrastructure projects across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region.

The concept of BIM allows a more holistic approach and enables geometry, geographic information as well as spatial relationships, quantities and properties of infrastructure components to be considered simultaneously. The result is a faster design process making it easier to assess feasibility and provide detailed 3D model information downstream into construction. In addition, the capability of BIM enables physical and functional characteristics of a building to be digitally generated and assessed, resulting in sharing of knowledge as well as improving design and construction from buildings and structures, civil construction, transportation development, underground construction and other major infrastructure projects. Against this backdrop, World Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure, Construction & the Built Environment Conference 2014 explores key drivers and new challenges to prepare for the adoption and implementation of BIM, as well as to take a closer look at the current state of BIM across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region and to seek to address the barriers that are currently preventing the effective take-up and use of BIM and most critical, to unlock the potential of BIM. Countries already began to set BIM roadmap and strategy including the UK Government Construction Strategy has outlined the requirement for fully collaborative 3D BIM by 2016. In Singapore, BIM has taken off with a roadmap to push widely across construction industry by 2015. Moving forward, countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom, governments are beginning to request that submissions for infrastructure projects designed are BIM-based platform.

Why many firms struggle and fail at adopting and implementing BIM and a loss of nearly US$16 billion annually?

Building Information Modeling encourages collaboration and engagement of all stakeholders on a project. Some early adopters think that BIM is a supplementary add-on to their business and this is a drawback of BIM concept adoption. Nearly US$16 billion lost annually due to inoperability of data between architect, constructor and owner. Therefore, BIM requires business to rethink their processes from first principles. Ample time has been set aside to take a closer look at developing and disseminating structured procedures for the adoption and implementation of BIM, investigation into implementation prerequisites and sheds some light on why many firms struggle and fail at adopting and implementing BIM into their practice.

Developers, building owners, contractors and architects should invest in BIM to stay ahead of the competition.

BIM reduces the likelihood of errors in revenue recognition. Revenue recognition is a critical issue for developers, building owners and contractors that rely on estimates when computing percentage of completion on contracts in progress. With profit margins shrinking and increased scrutiny of the construction industry, this has made it difficult to compensate for mistakes on profitable projects, thereby, revenue recognition errors will be felt deeply, threatening profitability tremendously. To reduce errors, developers, building owners and contractors should invest in the resources necessary to ensure accuracy. As such, it becomes critical to develop standards and strategy to integrate revenue recognition considerations for contractors within BIM workflow to reduce errors. For Architects, BIM helps to stay competitive with the ability to better predict the outcome of a building before it’s built. It enables the creation of more sustainable, accurate designs with fewer errors and less waste, which can result in higher profits and more satisfied clients.

Sustainable design with BIM

BIM facilitates greener buildings, which all building owners, architects and engineers need to weigh various design options and their effect on energy consumption, day lighting and thermal comfort. As such, it is worth to take a closer look at BIM’s importance to the sustainability factor. The panel of experts from leading project development, construction groups and structural engineers, will share the future of sustainable green building design through BIM across Asia Pacific, Europe and the region. Drawing parallel, across the Middle East, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, “Green” BIM is taking root, with the adoption of BIM that enhances and fast track development and meeting sustainable construction in accordance with Estidama guidelines and Pearl Rating System for green building. The Estidama Pearl Rating System is a framework for sustainable design, construction and operation across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Against this development, delegates will have an opportunity to share in a discussion and sharing session on the critical role of BIM in strengthening operations and development for construction projects especially in the UAE and moving forward, lessons to be learned.