Design visualisation and documentation with building information modelling - A case study

Kenny Tse, Kam Din Wong, Kwan Wah Wong

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an emerging technology in the architecture/engineering/construction industry. This paper presents a case study of the implementation of BIM at the precontract stage of a small scale in-door swimming pool project in Hong Kong. It aims at reviewing the workflow between consultants and the impacts on design visualisation, drawing documentation and bills of quantities. A practicable approach to transform designers' traditional 2D drawings to BIM with the support from a BIM manager is unveiled. In addition to the results, this paper also highlights some issues such as hardware requirements, the shortfalls of the BIM tool and the supply and demand of skilled BIM personnel. There are other unanswered questions to be addressed in the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2007 - The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Digitization and Globalization
Pages241-248
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2007 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 19 Apr 200721 Apr 2007

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2007
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period19/04/0721/04/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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