BIM Architecture

L.A Architect Sdn. Bhd. is progressively implementing and developing the BIM unit since the year 2012. The use of Revit and a whole suit of modelling tools has helped us streamline our project delivery process and increase the work efficiency by improving the communication, decision-making, accuracy and inter-office working.

BIM is information modelling and information management in a team environment. It is a way of working where all team members should be working to the same standards as one another and creates value from the combined efforts of people, process and technology.

It is a highly collaborative process that allows multiple stakeholders and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) professionals to collaborate on the planning, design, and construction of a building within one 3D model. It can also span into the operation and management of buildings using data that owners have access to. Decisions can be made easily by owners and stakeholders based on pertinent information derived from the model, even after the building is constructed.

The benefits of BIM are numerous, the main being that it is considered a cost saving platform for the implementation and construction of projects. There is an intensive and extensive exercise conducted pre-contract to obtain Architecture, C&S Engineer and MEP fully coordinated drawings or ‘clash-free’ BIM model; the resultant being smooth construction activity and reducing variations and hence, delays on site.

BIM elevates the production capability of our office where the documentation production time is reduced quite tremendously; being a 3D model based tool which simultaneously generates and produces all relevant plans and documentation. This also enables the ability to provide multiple options for a single project within a short span of time.

Our firm has also procured Common Data Environment (CDE) software license which is a collaborative environment where information for each project is stored, filed, archived and communicated in one platform which is common to all stakeholders including clients, allowing collaborative dissemination of information and data.

BIM is the key to L.A Architect’s future plans as we always aim to be at the leading edge of CAD technology use-both to establish a highly productive workforce and to gain competitive advantage in the building industry.