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BIM vital to construction sector in Industry 4.0

Hanoi, September 29 (VNA) – The Building Information Modeling (BIM) will be a vital solution for the construction sector to approach the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), said Tran Hong Mai, deputy head of the Ministry of Construction’s BIM Steering Committee. 

He made the remarks at the September 28 conference on “BIM Implementation in Constructing and Facility Management Activities” held in Hanoi by the committee and Autodesk, an American multinational corporation that makes software for architecture, engineering and construction. 

In Vietnam, BIM used to be applied mostly in projects involving foreign investors, consultants or designers in the past, but now the method has become more familiar to local firms thanks to benefits it brings to their projects, Mai said. 

BIM enables shorter project duration and lower costs as it helps operators see where problems could occur during the planning phase and closely manage the construction process, he explained. 

It not only is a virtual design but also contains lots of information of the project, said Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean director of Government Affairs of Autodesk Daniel Green, adding that the information will continue to be updated after the planning and designing phases by the contractor. 

The operator could take advantages of the information archived in BIM to effectively operate the project, he noted. 

The Prime Minister has approved a plan to apply BIM in construction and operation management, aiming to encourage and provide better environment for relevant parties to apply BIM and undertake measures to improve productivity and quality as well as save human resources. 

The plan, between 2017 and 2019, will focus on encouraging organisations and companies to apply BIM, developing legal framework and technical standards for the model, and building guidelines and training courses.