African cities become the new home to over 40,000 people every day, many of whom find themselves without a roof over their heads. With the rapid population growth, there is a need for fast-paced development of housing infrastructures to accommodate the population.
In projects requiring ’BIM’ we are often asked to define the ‘LOD’ of objects within Building Information Models. In the Client’s Requirements as well as in the BIM Execution Plan, we need to fill long spreadsheets where objects are classified in different classification systems and a ‘LOD’ is required at each stage.
But are we sure that the ‘LOD’ concept is clear to everybody? Is it always associated to objects? Are we managing it the best way? And most of all, how can we verify and validate it?
Scott Chatterton is a member of Board of Directors for the Canadian BIM Council and certified professional BIM specialist. Scott is a Digital Design Leader with a focus on production workflow and the utilization of both staff and assets. Scott integrates BIM technology and digital design process into the daily functionality within the AECO Industry.
After the First Industrial Revolution, many skillsets were turned obsolete and many others created. At this current age of technological transformation through digitization, all industrial sectors of the global economy will be disrupted.
While the evolution of BIM in the Construction Industry is rapid, it is only just the beginning of the digital revolution of the construction industry.
Dr Zulfikar Adamu is an Associate Professor of Strategic IT in Construction at London South Bank University. He will be facilitating a session on “Why (and how) AEC professionals should learn coding and its benefits for digital transformation”Read More
Leon van Rensburg is the Director of BIM4SMME’s in South Africa. He presented on the “Opportunity cost of BIM for Small and Medium Businesses” leveraging on his experience of consulting for numerous large and small scale construction-related enterprises on how to integrate technology into their work processes.
What is stopping Nigeria (and Africa) from keeping up?
There’s been alot of new digital and tech trends in almost every sector in advanced countries. AI, VR, IoT, Drones, Robotics and a host of others are been deployed. The construction industry is also not left out.