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BCA BIM Awards 2015 (Organisation Category)

New annual award to recognise BIM adoption efforts

The BCA BIM Awards 2015 (Organisation Category) is a new annual award that recognises organisations for their outstanding efforts in BIM adoption at the organisation level. This award aims to encourage more companies to adopt BIM technology and processes by developing their own BIM capability and capacity.

This year, 24 organisations from various disciplines were shortlisted to present and showcase their BIM journeys. At the BCA Awards Night on 14 May 2015 at Resorts World Sentosa, a total of 19 firms received the inaugural award.

Congratulations to all winners for their outstanding examples of BIM use!

No. Organisation Role Awards
1 RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd Multi-Disciplinary – Architectural And Civil & Structural Consultant
2 DCA Architects Pte Ltd Architectural Consultant
Parsons Brinckerhoff Pte Ltd Multi-Disciplinary – Civil & Structural And Mechanical & Electrical Consultant
Housing & Development Board Developer
Laud Architects Pte Ltd Architectural Consultant
Rider Levett Bucknall LLP Quantity Surveying Consultant
Kimly Construction Pte Ltd Builder
Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd Builder
Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd Builder
Woh Hup (Private) Limited Builder
Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd Multi-Disciplinary – Architectural, Civil & Structural Gold And Mechanical & Electrical Consultant
DP Architects Pte Ltd Architectural Consultant
WOHA Architects Pte Ltd Architectural Consultant
P&T Consultants Pte Ltd Architectural Consultant
Arup Singapore Pte Ltd Civil & Structural Consultant
Squire Mech Pte Ltd Mechanical & Electrical Consultant
United Project Consultants Pte Ltd Mechanical & Electrical Consultant
Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd Builder
Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd Builder

The judges say ...

“From the BIM Awards submissions, we saw that most firms begin their BIM journey with BIM e-submissionand 3D visualisation before moving on systematically to use BIM in their design development. Many firms established in-house training frameworks to build capabilities. The more advanced BIM firms also re-engineered their processes by collaborating and sharing project information through the BIM model with their project partners to realise the full benefit of BIM. The Panel was impressed by the best practices achieved so far.”

– Mr Lam Siew Wah, Deputy CEO, Building and Construction Authority

 “It is heartening to see how some of our leading companies have used and leveraged BIM to transform the way they work. BIM has helped them achieve better quality, save time and increase productivity. With BIM, they have gone on to do Integrated Concurrent Engineering in Big Room environments. This has enabled them to resolve design, coordination and construction problems sooner, thus eliminating subsequent disputes. They have also applied Project Process Methodology principles to transform processes to accelerate work and get greater certainty of delivery.

  Of particular significance is the reduction and even elimination of disputes due to early resolution of design and construction problems. The spirit of collaboration enabled by the BIM platform will allow a new professionalism to develop among stakeholders, including developers, architects, engineers, QS’s, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

  This is just the beginning. I am sure that these companies and organisations will go on to lead others to derive more benefits from being on the BIM platform.”

– Mr Lee Chuan Seng, Emeritus Chairman, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd

Award winners
 “With the adoption of BIM, we can fully optimise the potential of the software from concept design through to construction and facilities management, thus achieving more highly sustainable and buildable buildings. Our resources have also have increased efficiency and higher productivity, with laborious processes greatly reduced.”

– Mr Vincent Koo, Managing Director, DCA Architects Pte Ltd
  “We, at RSP Architects Planners and Engineers (Pte) Ltd, are delighted to be recognised as the Platinum Award Winner of the inaugural BCA BIM Awards (Organisation Category), for our integrated architectural and structural engineering practice.

  Our successful BIM implementation is founded upon strong management leadership and a systems approach. We adopted BIM as part of our business strategy and integrated it into core workflows to optimise our design solutions. Through research and years of implementation, we developed our own BIM system. This has directly enhanced performance and productivity, and enabled our close, collaborative and integrated professional practice.

  At RSP, growing our people’s BIM skills is a key investment. Coupled with our systems approach, BIM has become instrumental in helping us achieve highly agile and innovative design solutions under increasingly diverse and complex site conditions. By harvesting real-time and accurate data from our models under complicated project scenarios, we can derisk potential design anomalies and eliminate wasteful processes. As Singapore’s building and construction industry becomes leaner, smarter, more green and inclusive, BIM in RSP will contribute to more compelling design responses and derive beneficial business opportunities in the process.”

– Ms Vivien heng, Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
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