Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 08:49 pm

Title: Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Civil & Structural Engineering


Mr Sonny Andalis,
Technical Consultant & Structural BIM Specialist, Centre for
Construction IT, Building Construction Authority (BCA)

Mr Alfred H’ng
Structural Design Engineer,
Engineering Manager in steel fabricator &
Technical Consultant in BIM software developer

Mr Phil Lazarus
Senior BIM Specialist, ARUP Singapore Pte Ltd &
Faculty member, Singapore BCA’s BIM Specialist Diploma

Organizer:  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Target audience:

All are welcome. Admission is free.

Date, Time and Venue:

Friday, 09 March 2012

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2)
Faculty of Engineering, NUS

General Enquiry:

Mr Yong Tat Fah
Tel: 65162149


Contact Person:

Dr Qian Xudong
Tel: 65166827




Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new three-dimensional modelling technology
and an integrated process that allows the building professionals of various disciplines to
explore the building project digitally, before it is built.

Traditionally, in a two-dimensional drawing, each building professional prepares their own
plans. Due to the limitations of a two-dimensional drawing, certain design clashes (e.g.,
pipes running into the air-con ventilation tubes) would appear only during construction.


With BIM, a three-dimensional model of a project and drawings can be shared among these
professionals. This allows the professionals – architects, engineers and contractors – to
analyse and resolve potential design clashes before construction begins. BIM will facilitate
better teamwork among the professionals, helping to reduce unnecessary reworks when the
project is being constructed.

MND has highlighted BIM as key tool to increase productivity in the construction industry.
BCA continue to engage the Institutes of Higher Learning like NUS to incorporate BIM as
part of their curriculum. BCA is equipping them with the necessary BIM skills to make
sure NUS graduates are BIM ready when they join the industry.

BIM real life applications in an on-going Singapore Sports Hub mega project will be
discussed by Arup. Explain how they use BIM from initial design to construction all the
way to the operations & maintenance of the facility. Tekla Structures capabilities on 3D
modelling, rebar & steel connections, erection & fabrication will be showcased.

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