BIM Innovation Conference 2018: Construct with Confidence
Trimble Solutions recently held the much-anticipated BIM Innovation Conference (BIC) in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia respectively. As the market leader in providing a wide profile of solutions for the AEC industry, the BIC proved to be a key industry event that was well-attended by various industry professionals.
Throughout the event, attendees learnt how Trimble has made further strides in serving the entire lifecycle and support its customers at every phase of a building project. This is accomplished by having the greatest depth and breadth of DBO (Design-Build-Operate) solutions in the industry – an entire integrated ecosystem of solutions that cater to each phase of a building’s lifecycle, and involves the various stakeholders such as architects, engineers, building owners and contractors.
Various industry experts were lined up as keynote speakers for each country, and collectively they covered a range of topics that gave attendees further insights into Trimble’s comprehensive solutions, the benefits of BIM and how interoperability is easily implemented with minimal investment, and the best practices of companies that have already successfully made the leap into adopting BIM processes.
Beside Interoperability, attendees learnt about the constructible process which combines four critical components (Constructible workflows, Connected, Content-enabled, Coordinated). These components eliminate inefficiencies so that all stakeholders across the entire lifecycle can achieve the best potential – improving collaboration, productivity, as well as achieving operational experience.
In addition to that, Mixed Reality with Microsoft Hololens is still an on-going interest among the construction stakeholers. It will have a significant impact on the construction sector, promising real-time collaboration between remote teams, improved communication and tighter workflow integration. Trimble Connect for HoloLens utilises mixed reality for project coordination, providing precise alignment of holographic data on the job site, and enabling workers to review their models overlaid in the context of the physical environment. With two-way communication to the Trimble Connect cloud, users always have the most up-to-date data on their site, literally.
Aside from the conferences in each respective country, there were also positive industry developments such as collaborations with local authorities, academia and influencers. A highlight in Singapore was the opening of the Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) Centre on May 10, which is powered by Trimble. Located in Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central, the IDD centre is a key initiative for Trimble to support academia, enabling students to access the latest technology and workflows to develop design, engineering and construction skills. Using Trimble solutions will provide ITE the capability to fully integrate the technological tools across its courses that are rapidly transforming how building and living environments are designed and constructed. This IDD centre is part of Singapore’s drive to transform its construction industry, by creating a highly-skilled workforce trained in the latest Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) technologies.
The conference in Malaysia was highlighted by the exciting announcement of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between Trimble Malaysia and Brunsfield International Group, expressing their intent to develop a collaborative partnership to accelerate Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption in country’s construction industry. Brunsfield International Group, one of the country’s leading companies in property development, engineering and construction, has established the Brunsfield BIM Innovation centre to support the growth of the BIM community through knowledge-sharing, facilitating training and development of BIM.
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