Under Industry Transformation Plan, Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) is identified as one of the key strategies for an advanced and integrated build environment.
What is IDD?
Building and construction projects involves many stakeholders. Through exchanging digital information, IDD aims to connect various industry parties involved in the projects with shared platforms for easy collaboration. Such shared information, created through Building Information Modelling (BIM) will allow the integration of the entire project delivery process from design, off-site fabrication, assembly on-site and eventually, operations and maintenance of buildings.
Some key benefits of the approach are:
• Work collaboratively for better integration
• Improve accuracy of plans and reduce construction waste
• Enhance productivity and quality of work
IDD involves four main components – Digital Design, Digital Collaboration, Digital Production and Digital Construction. Each component is illustrated with simulated industrial application to support authentic learning in the centre.
Supporting Singapore's drive to transform the construction industry, Trimble forged a new partnership with Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The IDD Centre has been established in the Engineering Design Hub, School of Engineering, ITE College Central. The centre showcases the latest IDD technologies and workflows that covers digital design, collaboration, production and construction.
Roz Buick, Vice President of Trimble Buildings at the official opening of Integrated Digital Delivery Centre @ ITE, powered by Trimble.
Integrated Digital Delivery Centre @ ITE
1. Digital Design
With integrated digital exchange between project parties, designers can perform computation design. This enables designers to explore the optimal alternatives effectively and efficiently. With high-level of details contained in the digital information, constructability issues can be looked into at the early stage of design. It is now possible to have early expert participation in a project during design stage.
Solutions for Digital Design:
2. Digital Collaboration & Production
Even though construction projects are local, the project team comprises members from all over the world. Cloud-based collaboration ensures single source of truth and ensures accuracy, consistency and transparency of the project information. BIM model server enables remote collaboration for quality information exchange. With high level of details, accurate fabrication data is available for off-site production. Automated precast and steel fabrication is made possible with machine readable digital data.
Solutions for Digital Collaboration & Production:
3. Digital construction
Bulk of the project cost occurs during the construction stage. Real time site progress tracking allows quick assessment of project performance. A virtual BIM model can be “constructed” on site, enabling information rich data from the BIM model to be digitally passed on through means of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and smart technology such as Mixed Reality for error inspection and detection.
Solutions for Digital construction: