BluEnt Capitalizing On BIM for Growth
New Delhi, Monday July 20, 2009 : BluEnt’s Architectural Outsourcing division tries to capitalize the quest for efficacy in the AEC domain. The firm provides Architectural documentation and Building Construction documentation services and manages outsourcing activities like BIM modeling, drawing and drafting services for building construction and other infrastructure projects. BluEnt is making use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) to serve client in markets like Australia, Middle East, US and Europe. In the market current scenario BluEnt partnered with lot of Architectural firms, builders, real estate companies, investors and real estate funds. The main reason behind this is that Innovation at the design and documentation stage is the key to deliver an affordable and energy efficient building.
According to Sajeel Khanna, Senior Vice President- Outsourcing at BluEnt, “The architecture profession in currently facing at least three important transformations: the integrated practice, the re-emergence of sustainable design, and building information modeling (BIM) . BIM offers a digital paradigm shift and is in many ways similar to that of the CAD revolution of the 1980s. Today, BIM is becoming extremely popular in the design, engineering and construction industry. Firms all across the world are moving towards the use of BIM and think that BIM plays a key role in delivery of projects in terms of saving time and costs efficiently. Various aspects of BIM are explored and tools are developed continuously in order to make BIM more and more, a part of the building technology. Skills are being developed at all levels to integrate BIM as a part of the design process. The gap between design and actual construction can be bridged through adoption of BIM software’s and this could be of relief to developers, investors, construction personnel, architecture, and engineers. Through various case studies, it has been repeatedly established that BIM if utilized appropriately, can certainly improve the delivery of building projects.”
Ravi Khanna, Director – India of BluEnt and also a Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MIRCS) is optimistic about BIM’s paradigm shift advantage in sustainability and in construction project management, according to Ravi, “Sustainable building design and construction is the need of the hour today and BIM facilitates aids this process by integrating well with the LEED building rating system. LEED-certified buildings will help to transform the built environment into a sustainable world by providing the right environment for occupants and demonstrate the building owner and occupant’s responsibility towards the environment. Credits are awarded to each building which meets the specified prerequisites and performance benchmarks. The use of Revit in design development provides essential data that can be used for sustainable design.”
Laying impetus on BIM’s utility in Project Construction Management Ravi said, “BIM provides assistance in this process by making information available by facilitating collaborative project management, i.e. providing access and distribution of information and further making it available in various formats to all the participants in the building process. This is done in order to avoid loss of information and ease viewing, reviewing and access to all data. The information can be tapped by various users for multiple uses- project planning, project management, costs estimation etc. Technologically, this is done also to span geographical and time boundaries and hence enable efficient data exchange, project management and collaboration. This is further enhanced in large scale, complex building projects as it enables accurate and proficient project communication.”
BluEnt takes the advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the compatibility and interoperability that it offers through technology which facilitates ease in exchange of information. This is most essential in the building process as information travels through various hands to essentially get compiled in one single database. Information travels from concept design by an Architect to localized Structural and MEP consultants to specialized landscape and Lighting consultants and then back to the architect who further sends them to the site; the possibility of data getting lost is tremendous. BIM fosters this exchange in digital formats with ease and efficiency through three dimensional CAD software solutions.
BluEnt BIM enabled services include and aid schematic design, design development, construction documents, and working drawings for both Engineering and Architecture. Building Information Modeling has set a new platform in the design and delivery of construction projects. BluEnt works towards implementing and integrating BIM as a part of it process, by adding the practical working knowledge and previous experience. BluEnt helps in providing BIM solutions which are not only rich in knowledge and content, but also add on to the usability and experience to the industry.
BluEnt is based out of Texas, US, with an operation centre in New Delhi, India. The firm brings seamless CAD Drafting and BIM Modeling services. With three decades of trade experience under its hood, it provides project-based as well as long-term CAD support by allotting a draftsperson(s) to work dedicatedly on projects. For more information, visit www.bluentcad.com
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