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BIM LAB 2013 something big is coming This Semester

BIM LAB Lectures

Invites the pioneers of BIM in an intensive lecture to educate and share their experience and insights on the power of building information modeling. Educating and making an impact of the BIM movement in central part of China.

BIM lab Workshop

An intensive one week long workshop focuses on the advance technics, application and workflow of application of BIM on projects. The workshop is a bridge between academic and professional practice, linking schools to application of BIM in actual project.

BIM lab COMPETITION To do is one of the best ways to really learn. The BIM Lab would introduce and lead BIM related competition to make a comprehensive guide to BIM application to raise awareness and knowledge on the application of BIM in the masses.

BIM LAB 2013 something big is coming This Semester

Advantages of a BIM-Centric Design Approach A fundamental advantage of using a BIM-based methodology for sharing project information and collaborating is that it enables design team members to participate and provide their inputs much earlier in the design process, rather than waiting in line for their turn after earlier design decision are locked. This early participation and input enables all design team members to assess the impacts of their design decisions and processes downstream. When the entire team can coordinate their work and share design inputs, they can easily assess the impacts of design alternatives and hone in on the best options earlier, and in parallel. This collaborative approach enables designers to respect the requirements of the other design disciplines and avoid costly and timeconsuming conflicts and design rework.

Whats BIM? Building Information Modeling is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. Typically, it uses three dimensional, real time, dynamic building modeling software toi increase productivity in building design and construction. The process produces the Building Information Model, which encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information and quatities and properties of building components.

Integrated Project Delivery Effectively structured, trust-based collaboration encourages parties to focus on project outcomes rather than their individual goals by shifting the fundamental interaction from risk avoidance and compensation to shared risk and shared reward. Relationships between the major parties in construction projects using traditional delivery approaches have grown increasingly adverse and antagonistic to the effect of being counterproductive for all. The IPD approach recognizes and offers immense benefits of early sharing of information and insight by a diverse set of stakeholders and decision makers to optimize project outcomes and increase workflow efficiency for all involved. Without such transparency, each discipline or project participant must include sizable contingencies and contract conditions as protection against risk and uncertainty. With increased use of BIM tools and the IPD approach, problems can be identified much earlier and more easily, before they become costly field change orders or create delays that result in liquidated damages.

Utilizing the Potential of BIM The AEC industry faces the unique challenges of constant design and change management—both of the product and the organization—since each project poses distinct and rarely repeated conditions. The streamlining and data management capabilities enabled by applying BIM tools offers enormous value for managing the continual stream of changes that are always present in an AEC project. BIM tools facilitate early analysis, assessment, and decision making by allowing team members to communicate and visualize vast amounts of complex project information in a systematic and consistent way. Incorporating detailed information from all team participants into a single integrated model can reduce construction time and material waste and enable the integrated design required for a resource-efficient project. By utilizing BIM at the earliest project stages, team members can assess how their design decisions fit into the larger picture—for example, how design decisions about windows and their placement in turn impact the lighting and HVAC system designs. Rather than working in silos and making decisions optimized for a single discipline, the BIM methodology enables design decisions to be evaluated in light of their impact on the total project. A BIM-based IPD approach brings many benefits throughout the project lifecycle. BIM models enable the integrated project team to collaboratively review and coordinate the composite project—the aggregate of the designs created by each discipline and trade–and jointly resolve conflicts that would traditionally result in finger-pointing and costly change orders. The BIM model servers as a neutral platform for visualizing and assessing the composite design in a way that leaves little question around who or what needs to be changed. The MacLeamy Curve, Figure 5.0.1, illustrates how IPD displaces the peak in the overall team effort toward the beginning of the project, which is the time period that offers the design team greater ability to impact cost and functional performance of the final design product. By pushing the design effort and effect earlier toward the design phase and away from the construction phase, the cost of finding and correcting errors is greatly reduced. This should result in fewer RFIs and change order requests during the construction phase of the project. Finding these issues early through the BIM model enables quicker resolution and tremendous cost savings.

Benefits to Designers and Architects Designers using the BIM modeling methodology can analyze many more design options to hone in on and optimize the desired performance characteristics of their designs. For example, they can instantaneously calculate the costs of substituting different types of materials, or model the building performance and energy use impacts of their design decisions based on actual geographic and meteorological information. BIM enhances and empowers an iterative design process, which can improve the efficiency of the design process and result in better decision decisions.


Marc Aurel Schnabel

Marc Aurel Schnabel is an Architect and Associate Professor in Digital Architecture. He is leading research and education in the field of Digital Media in Architectural Design. As Immediate Past President of CAADRIA, the international Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, he is affiliated with various professional- and scientific committees, amongst them IJAC, FEDIAD and the Advances in Architectural Geometry. Marc Aurel Schnabel taught and worked in Germany, Hong Kong and Australia for over fifteen years, since then he is highly recognized for his work in the areas ofVirtual Environments and Design Learning. He is engaged in Mixed Reality Design within the Data Modelling Research Network, d_city, Parametric Design Learning and interprofessional development programmes (Public Health). He publishes extensively in international journals about novel perspectives in digital architecture and the communication of three-dimensional space using innovative design methods. He recently curated two digital architectural exhibitions, Disparallel Spaces at Tin Sheds- and 8448cubed at Gaffa Galleries. He is currently establishing the Digital Architecture Research Alliance – DARA – that bring together researchers who push the boundaries of current digital spatial design.

Marcin Klocek

Having studied both architecture and computer programming, Marcin is a devoted BIM enthusiast since 1996 (long before the Revit® era). He now teaches BIM technology and Autodesk® Revit at the Faculty of Architecture of the Hong Kong University. He is also a BIM consultant for Aedas Ltd. working on the company-wide Revit standards. Having worked over recent years on some of the most complex and challenging projects in Hong Kong and Asia, he combines hands on architectural office practice, teaching, and academic research—a creative mixture which explodes from time to time with cool ideas.


David Fung

With Particular interest in the application of I.T. technology in architectural practice. He has been at the frontier of the latest technological applications. With his 10 years experience in BIM, he is also the Architectural Applications Manager and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Manager in Aedas. In his projects, he applies state-of-the-art technologies into the building design, documentation and co-ordination, facilitating the most efficient way of working practices. David is Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM, formed 2008) promoting BIM in Hong Kong and he also lectures on BIM in local and overseas Universities and other International Professional conferences on the technology. He was a member of Hong Kong government’s CAD Standard for Works Projects (CSWP) Working Committee, HKIA’s I.T. Committee and Autodesk’s Industry Advisory Board. BIM is being used extensively during the NEX 2201 Preliminary Design Stage to provide rendered views, clash analysis and, in liaison with MTRC, establish BIM standards for future MTRC projects.

Daniel Yang Martinez

6 Years experience in architecture in the UK, Hong Kong and China markets, specialization in the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and Computer Generated Images (CGI) for all phases of a building or facilty construction project. Interested in clients who would like to implement this technology into their projects and help the building industry shift from the traditional 2D work-flow to BIM platform. Specialties. Broad knowledge of BIM technology and its successful integration within a companies work-flow. Experience in both locally small scale projects and large international schemes.


过俊 2003 年过俊先生加入 CCDI,并作为协同设计经理,参与了 2008 年北京奥运会国家游 泳中心(水立方)的设计工作,之后在 CCDI 内部推广协同设计管理流程。为了能在在传 统的建筑设计流程中融入先进的数字化技术,2006 开始组建 CCDI 公司总部信息中心。 2007 年起组建 BIM 团队,开始在 CCDI 内部推广 BIM 技术。为了能够更好的为客户带 来价值,并且推动数字化技术在行业内的发展,2009 年在 CCDI 组建“建筑数字化业务部”。 过俊先生曾带领 BIM 团队荣获 2009 年中国 BIM 建筑设计大赛“最佳建筑设计一等奖” 及“最佳企业应用奖”;并且在 2010 年“创新杯”BIM 设计大赛中带领 BIM 团队荣获 包括“最佳 BIM 应用企业奖”在内的 17 项奖项。




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