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There is a massive waste of time and money generated because the projects always go over the stipulated financial plan or deadline. This often happens because, the drawing sets produced preceding the construction procedure end up being extensively different from the As-Fitted drawings. This especially happens in case of 3D (M&E) MEP coordinated drawings. This is where a BIM approach can assist the construction phase:
- BIM allows for stacking of more and more details atop the same model. In architectural BIM Modelling, insertion of MEP (M&E) BIM information will render a clearer observation of the project as a whole. This leads to a clearer vision throughout the construction phase of the project.
- Working in a true 3D environment decreases amends on the drawings, once the proposed solutions are viable in the real world and go into construction.
- The importance of BIM is understood better when it comes to 3D (M&E) MEP coordinated drawings, because doing so on BIM is quite uncomplicated. These drawings allow for the organisation of the multiple services involved in any building, HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems and other public health systems with the structural and architectural (interior finishes, facades, partitions, etc.) elements.
- BIM modeling ensures that anybody can view and analyzer the models in 3D, be it the builders or the installation workers. In case of an inaccuracy, once the model has been corrected and updated, it is shown back to everyone. This becomes even easier when the model is saved in cloud based applications like Autodesk 360, which has all the models and the documents in one place.
- MEP (M&E) Prefabrication Models and Drawings are churned out in a much easier way and a quicker way, when worked with 3D coordinated models and it is done with much reliance. Then the models need to be checked for interferences and are spatially coordinated with the help of Navisworks tool preceding the pre-fabrication software process.
- MEP installers will be able to figure out the services through which they can access whatever is shown in the MEP (M&E) BIM model. Similarly, MEP installers can also view the areas they should keep the services out of, to reduce fire risks or allow future access or permit future construction phases to be executed.
- During the completion of the construction and the installation phase, the client and the architecture team can make assessment between the unique drawings and the As fitted drawings and if necessary, the changes are made in the BIM model too from the beginning; so usually there is not much difference amid the materialized project and the one modeled.
- There is also a momentous cost savings at the end of the project because by means of BIM modeling, the maintenance costs throughout the lifetime of the project is pre-calculated and considered and measured.
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IHBC supports Civic Voice 2018 conference
‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’ takes place in Birmingham on 19/20 Oct and the IHBC is delighted to host a stand for delegates across both days.
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IHBC’s Conservation Wiki re-posts from our membership journal on post-war mass housing with DBW offering a briefing on prefabrication.
DBW offers a new briefing on environmental management plans which are an essential tool for setting and managing environmental objectives for a project.
Local Government Lawyer reports on the Court of Appeal’s judgement on the general principles of considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments.
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking data and case studies for the next Scottish Historic Environment Audit.
Written submissions are invited, with a deadline of 1pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018.
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Historic Environment Scotland is seeking assistance with views on conserving historic plasterwork in Scotland, in a survey commissioned from Adams Napier Partnership.
England’s DCMS and Office for Civil Society have issued a strategy setting out long term plans to create a country that works for everyone’, the first such strategy in 15 years.
A careers campaign launched by the new president of the Landscape Institute(LI), Adam White, aims to address urgent skills shortages in the landscape profession.
Alan Jones will take over the two-year presidential term from Ben Derbyshire next year (1/09/2019) while from 1/09/2018 he will officially become RIBA President Elect.
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The RIBA has announced that the first standards for architecture apprenticeships have been approved, for both architectural assistant and architect roles.
Manchester Civic Society, through Steve Speakman, chairman, is issuing a legal challenge to planning permission for the tower block within a conservation area, supported by SAVE.
Ways to make cities more gender inclusive were discussed at the APPG event, ‘Designing Feminist Cities’, on 19 July at ICE’s London headquarters.