Engr. Sonny Galoso Andalis, Technical Consultant/BIM specialist for Centre for Construction IT (CCIT) under the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore and guest lecturer at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) delivered a lecture on "Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the CE Curriculum" on February 4, 2014 at the Henry Sy Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 nn. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating & managing building data during its entire life cycle. Among the issues presented by Engr. Andalis were:
- NUS and NTU experience in implementing BIM in the CE curriculum
- The focus on analysis and physical model interoperability and structural detailing for engineering students
- Different approach to Singapore Poly, Ngee Ann Poly, Temasek
Poly and ITE with more emphasis on modeling
- SUTD focus on research as patterned from MIT
- UniSIM focus on Facilities Management. Research focus for NTU and NUS BIM Center of Excellence covering commercial and infrastructure projects respectively
- Government funding to ensure productivity gains and localizing of best practices abroad
- Collaboration with BIM centres worldwide: US Stanford CIFE on VDC and BIMscore, UK Northrumbia BIM Academy on Sustainability, US Georgia Tech Precast Lab, Israel Technion on Lean Construction, Australia Curtin University Facilities Management, Korea Kyung Hee University on OpenBIM and Texas A&M on CAVE technology.
- Various software on BIM in Architecture, Structures and MEP
The lecture introduced the Department to a new technology that is now becoming a standard in construction and infrastructure development and now introduced in civil engineering courses in CE schools in the US, Australia, Korea and Singapore. BIM concepts and software will soon be introduced in some of the undergraduate courses on building design and construction.
|"BIM in the CE Curriculum "Lecture - 4 Feb 2014|