Transformation from 2D structural drawing to building information model: Perspectives from a small-scaled company

Lee, Y H and Thien, L S and Lee, Y Y and Wong, S Y and Tan, C S and Chai, C S (2020) Transformation from 2D structural drawing to building information model: Perspectives from a small-scaled company. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 943. pp. 1-9.

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Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the revolutions in construction industry. BIM is one of the long-waiting solutions for construction industry in order to solve the arisen quality and effectiveness problems. Many researchers have proved the benefits gained from BIM. In this paper, the structural package available in BIM platform is summarized and its maturity is discussed. The BIM projects in Malaysia are listed and it showed a low local BIM implementation. In the perspectives of engineers, migrating from 2D drawing to building information model is discussed with the faced problems and challenges. The technical supports such as internet supports, cloud system and etc. was lacked for small-scaled companies; and self-transformation plan is not available which is believed to minimize the lost during transformation. From structural engineers' perspective, a better visualization with building information models is critical to address these major problems occurred throughout the migration. However, more time are expected to be consumed in producing the models as it was found that there is a low level of model sharing between engineers and architects. Although the BIM implementation in Malaysia is still in a low level, it is advised that industry players and government should work together to migrating from traditional method to BIM environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building information modelling (BIM), construction industry, 2D drawing, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 06:48
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 06:43

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