Nepal BIM Forum participated in Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Conferences 2019, in cooperation with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and talked about, “A study on BIM Implementation in developing countries for Sustainable development” in Helsinki Finland, organized by Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, RIL.
Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) conference have established their position among leading events where researchers, industry and governments network to share good practices and develop further key sustainability topics in the built environment. SBE series has evolved in 20 years from buildings to neighbourhoods complementing successfully environmental aspects by social and economic dimensions.
The SBE19 Helsinki edition on 22-24 May debated how our Clean Planet with its Happy People can share Prosperity for present and future generations. Emerging Concepts range from climate change mitigation and adaptation, circularity, net positive approach and ecological handprint, healthy indoor and outdoor environments, business models for value and risk optimization and nature-based solutions to frugal innovation. Accepted Scientific papers were published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science and Industry papers in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN and ISSN numbers.
Sunil Suwal chairperson of Nepal BIM Forum introduced BIM as a ‘digital representation of our facilities’ The abstract of the submission is as follows
Building information modelling (BIM) is the current buzzword which been revolving around the construction industry for a few decades now. It has changed the way how we plan, design and constructs our built environment. Currently, various researches and organizations are currently searching for different ways to efficiently and effectively use BIM processes and technologies during the operations phases. BIM is considered to be of high importance and its implementation is made mandatory in developed countries like Finland, UK and so on. BIM tools and processes have proven benefits and versatile uses in the global construction industry. Utilizing BIM can assist the industry to design and develop sustainable projects that directly have a positive impact towards sustainable development of a nation. With BIM tools and processes, it is possible to make early analysis of the influence on the projects and decide the best approaches that aid towards positive results of social, economic and environmental factors. There have been proven benefits of BIM usage to deliver the built environment projects with reduced cost and time along with increased quality and higher customer satisfaction. Despite the benefits BIM provides, it is currently limited to the developed economies and countries. Developing countries have been struggling for smooth and transparent construction projects with underlying socio-economic problems. Construction projects in these types of scenarios moreover result in delays due to different seen and unseen factors. Moreover, the environmental impacts of a project are hardly considered. Proper usage and implementation of BIM in developing countries thus can support the socio-economic growth of a country and simultaneously decrease the environmental footprint. This paper discusses the importance of BIM in construction projects with a focus on developing countries. It presents the important factors based on the social, economic and environmental factors. Furthermore, it identifies the underlying challenges and factors that hinder BIM implementation in developing countries through an approach.
BIM supports the lifecycle of the project for example within design there are different options based on our BIM uses. If we want to get energy-efficient building architects in the pre-design phase can develop different types of simulations for design options that might be energy efficient. During the construction process, we can reduce different types of wastes, we can detect a different kind of clashes between the different disciplines and stakeholders, utilize the information for the quantities so that our construction workflow goes smooth.
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