Internationally, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been identified as one of the key technologies that will transform the construction industry. Unsurprisingly, Singapore has jumped onto the bandwagon, with the adoption rate for BIM rising from 20% in 2009 to 65% of all constructions in 2014. The key value of BIM lies in enabling building professionals of various disciplines (architects, structural engineers, structural professionals, M&E engineers and contractors) to explore the building project digitally before it is built. The 3-D model of a project and drawings can be shared among the professionals who can then analyse and resolve potential design clashes before construction begins. BIM facilitates better teamwork among professionals which in turn reduces unnecessary re-works when the project is being constructed.

Contributed by Paul Wong, Partner at Rodyk & Davidson LLP


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