Konstruksi Indonesia 2018: Trimble in support of Indonesia’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) Roadmap
Trimble has been hard at work in Indonesia recently, working closely with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to help support the country’s BIM roadmap, as well as to participate in the just-concluded Konstruksi Indonesia 2018 tradeshow, held on 31st October to 2nd November.
Konstruksi Indonesia 2018 is a must-go event for the construction industry, with Indonesian President Joko Widodo launching the high-profile event that was held at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta. In his address, the President reaffirmed the country’s continued focus on infrastructure development to drive the country’s economy through improved connectivity, transportation and logistics. In support of this, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing had also come up with a BIM roadmap, recognising the importance of BIM in driving infrastructure development and the construction industry to greater levels efficiency and productivity.
Throughout the three-day event were seminars organised by the government to educate and raise-awareness about BIM, with Trimble presenting as a supporting partner for two days, sharing its vision on the digital future of construction in Indonesia with BIM, and the solutions readily available to help businesses to gain profitability in projects. Another session held on the second day focused on more in-depth sharing on Tekla solutions.
Aside from these seminars, Trimble’s booth also received many visitors who were keen to learn about BIM solutions. Various solutions such as Tekla software and Sketchup were showcased, and visitors got the chance to try them out for themselves, with the guidance of Trimble technical consultants who were at hand throughout the show. One solution that specifically received a lot of attention was Trimble Connect, the collaboration solution that makes project information transparent, traceable, and accessible for all stakeholders in a project – from architects, engineers, and contractors to project owners. Trimble Connect on Hololens was also demonstrated at the booth – which furthers take collaboration and project coordination to the next level via mixed reality technology – allowing for the precise alignment of holographic data overlaid on the job site.
Trimble’s participation throughout the event was highly successful as a whole, with Trimble’s booth being awarded the ‘Best Innovation Booth’ by the Construction Services development Board of Indonesia. Moving forward, Trimble’s collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing will also see it support further initiatives such the training of BIM trainers, technical guidance on the use of BIM, workshops and seminars, online distance learning, and the development of knowledge management – building a resource of BIM information from across the world to serve as a valuable reference to the growing BIM user base in the country.