Seminar Solution to Implementing BIM and Its Challenges

The Seminar on Solution to Implementing BIM and Its Challenges, held on 12th December 2023 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, brought together a diverse group of more than 70 participants eager to explore the latest advancements in Building Information Modeling (BIM). This collaborative event was a result of the partnership between the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) and Virtual Field, with the support of the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM). The seminar was generously sponsored by industry leaders HP, drawBridge, Autodesk, and Integrated Development 3D Workflow Environment. The primary objective of the seminar was to introduce an innovative and collaborative technological solution and workflow that integrates cutting-edge technology to streamline coordination and collaboration in the field of architecture and engineering. This revolutionary approach harnesses real-time communication, shared virtual workspaces, and AI-assisted design tools, enabling teams to work seamlessly across distances. This promises to elevate creativity, efficiency, and accuracy in delivering complex projects, fundamentally changing the landscape of design collaboration.

The event commenced with a warm welcome from ACEM President, Ir. Chong Chew Fan, followed by remarks from PAM President, Ar. Abu Zarim Abu Bakar. The diverse lineup of presenters added depth to the seminar, covering a range of topics crucial to the implementation of BIM. Mr. Steven Goh Kiat Lee, Region Head Sabah, IJM LAND, shared insights into the practical application of BIM for design through the lens of the “Utama Park Residence” project in Sabah. Ar. Latipah Abu, Managing Director at LA Architect Sdn. Bhd., delved into the intricacies of 3D Workflow BIM for design, highlighting its significance in the contemporary architectural landscape. Ar. David Fung, Principal at BIM Consultancy, A.C.I.D (Hong Kong), shed light on collaboration challenges in design and construction, emphasizing their impact on facility management. Ar. Jeffrey Ling, Principal at Architects 61 Sdn Bhd, discussed challenges related to BIM and Project Information Management (PIM) in architectural design. Mr. Michael Qu, Founder and Director of ACID (China & Canada) Design & Project Ltd., explored the realm of BIM AI technology and its role in the interactive customization of materials in real time.

The seminar concluded with Mr. Henry Yu, Founder and CEO of Kalloc Studios, presenting on the Collaborative Platform: IDWE. His insights into this innovative platform provided a fitting end to a day filled with valuable information and discussions. Overall, the Seminar on Solutions to Implementing BIM and Its Challenges served as a crucial platform for industry professionals to exchange ideas, share experiences, and pave the way for the future of collaborative design in the realm of BIM.

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