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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Benefits of BIM for Surveyors throughout retrofitting of a construction works

The prime responsibility of a surveyor is to deal with several measurements, values, costs, schedules dimensions and demarcations which are gathered from trustworthy and precise sources of data. BIM facilitates the surveyors to avail and evaluate all this data in form of geometries, numerals, and essential foot notes [with annotations to building object and modeled elements] for clear-cut information.

As-built BIM models allow in visualizing the data, finally authorizing surveyors to obtain detail information as well as insights. This insight allows survey professionals to perform proper analysis with the purpose of giving suggestions to architects and contractors for the sake of occupants and all the stakeholders who are associated with the building design and development projects.

When it is required to arrange the BIM models in as-built conditions of the building, the construction works or the infrastructure are analyzed prior to scanning and redesigning the project.

By maintaining exact level of detailing of designs in BIM, the project is expanded and a development stage is reflected for construction management related decisions. Issues associated with constructability, probable clashes, challenges in building up a wall or taking off one, time and cost, etc. are examined, risks are computed and mistakes are amended in the initial phase by a team collaboration among the engineers and the surveyors.
Opportunities for Surveyors:

• BIM for surveyors enhances collaboration and co-ordinations between multi-disciplinary teams
• BIM facilitates the surveyors to work out embodied CO2 in buildings and recommend remedies
• BIM allows the surveyor to quickly finish the work cost-effectively.
• Produce accessible synchronized information concerning project performance & constant maintenance of the property
• Surveyors can make best use of their work profile with BIM
• Ability to make proper decision for spatial planning, material orders, and QTOs – in case of retrofitting

With BIM, the surveyors get the ability to accomplish their jobs efficiently & with superior collaborative input. BIM for surveyors is rightly crucial whether it is a project of new construction works or retrofitting a really elderly one.
Benefits of BIM for Surveyors throughout retrofitting of a construction works

Published By
Rajib Dey

Friday, July 13, 2018

The role of BIM Execution Plan (BEP) for MEP firms

With advancement of BIM, the demand for BIM Execution or Implementation Plan is also increased. BEP facilitates every project stakeholder to get updated with the project. Now MEP firms extensively implement BEP for improved BIM Level 2 execution.

BEP becomes part and parcel for construction projects specifically large and complicated projects like BIM. The basic BEP plan is utilized to make sure that all the stakeholders, architectural, structural and MEP professionals remain on the equivalent page and proceed at the same predefined pace retaining the clear view in focus.

So, BEP in its nature signifies consulting insights on how BIM will be enforced across the project for each professional ranging from designer, MEP engineer, MEP consultant, or a MEP contractor as well as inter-disciplinary design teams and engineers.
How does BEP impact MEP firms?
Specifically MEP firms reap the most benefits from BEP on BIM coordination. Any MEP firm that deals with a complicated construction project plays a significant role across phases to remain organized. With a BIM implementation plan or a BIM consulting partner BEP is formulated easily to make sure that each stakeholder recognizes their part and can adopt the activities consequently and make out what should be anticipated from other disciplines.
• BEP Documents: The information provided in BEP documents comprise of a plan for BIM adoption, how the data in BIM files are generated, controlled, documented and distributed across the disciplines. When Mep Firms can access such information sets, their teams will to able to undertake decisions for fabrication, delivery at site and installation.
• Project Guide: Aside, when major deliverables and a guide to project milestones are evidently defined, MEP engineers and teams who participate in the project at later stages with regards to other design engineers, BEP plays a very important role in adopting up to date decisions.
• BEP for construction projects: BEP for the construction projects also comprise of practical working method with the details of filenames, abbreviations and acronyms, annotations, symbols in mark-up drawings (if any) and lots other used in the BIM model. The detailed plans in BEP with a guide simplify the task of MEP teams; particularly in formulating MEP coordination drawings and finalizing MEP layout.
Advantages of BEP to MEP firms: When BEP are designed with complete documents to integrate various teams and collaborate to accomplish the project in a systematic and phased manner. BEP provides benefits to MEP teams in the following ways.
• Superior communication and management
• Improved collaboration as per standards
• Reduce reworks
• Saving of time and costs
The role of BIM Execution Plan (BEP) for MEP firms

Published By
Rajib Dey

Saturday, July 7, 2018

nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

Nanosoft launched nanoCAD 5.0. It is a free, fully operative CAD software. After making registration and activating the software, the users can obtain a one-year renewable license and utilize the software for any purpose.

Once the software is installed, the users will be able to import drawing (DWG) files or develop new projects as well as export and share with others, devoid of any watermarks.

Top Three New Features of nanoCAD 5.0

nanoCAD provides support for DirectX graphics and it is now the standard for graphics performance for Microsoft Windows. DirectX is mostly recognized for gaming, but its graphics performance functions efficiently with computers and lower-end graphics cards. In nanoCAD 5.0, you can select which graphic library, OpenGL or DirectX, is considered as the perfect option for your video card. It can be accessed by opening the Options dialog box and selecting Graphic settings. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)

It is compatible with AutoCAD 2013/2014 version DWG files. nanoCAD can now read and write AutoCAD-supported DWG files which are well-suited with DWG files compatible with AutoCAD 2013.

Better object selection - The Quick Selection (QS) command is upgraded significantly and extended with a few vital capabilities. Now the users will be able to produce selection conditions for graphic primitives like arcs, polylines, splines and lines. The QS command in nanoCAD 5.0 also facilitates the users to produce selection conditions for complicated objects like tables, notes, dimensions and blocks.

The users can now add a block with .dxf file extension for greater adaptability.

nanoCAD products comprise of nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD Pro, nanoCAD Mechanica, nanoCAD Construction, nanoCAD Construction Site.

To download nanoCAD 5.0, go through the following link

nanoCAD 5.0 รข€“ The newest powerful CAD software

Published By
Rajib Dey