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Are you ready? Hurdles to Navigating your Organization from 2D CAD Basics to Implementing BIM
Stantec, United States of America;
Municipal agencies across the country are in various stages of developing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Building Information Model (BIM) Execution Standards to convert their asset information from a conventional 2D CAD platform to a BIM platform. BIM has transparent complexity. It is a simple concept to grasp, but many engineering department staff are not familiar with the ever changing advances and increases of power in CAD technology. This can lead to challenges in developing a vision of how an Agency will use BIM model files to support capital expansion, operations, or maintenance activities after projects are completed. As drafting and design standards have come a long way over the past few decades, this presentation will seek to answer the following questions:
- What is the current state of CAD technology and what is feasible today?
- What kind of BIM guidelines are being implemented at agencies across the country?
- If standards are developed, how are they implemented within the Agency?
- Is BIM design more expensive? Can it be cost competitive?
- How detailed can BIM design be? How should I determine the appropriate Level of Design?
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Utilizing Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Safety by Design
Ho-ping Wei, Dave Clements
Black & Veatch Corporation, United States of America; ,
Most utility managers and staff understand the importance of adhering to safe practices and preventing accidents in the care and construction of water and wastewater facilities. But not everyone recognizes the value of building safety into projects during initial planning and design to maximize safety during operations, maintenance, and construction activities.
Safety by Design (SbD) focuses on the systematic assessment of potential construction and operational and maintenance (O&M) hazards and the development of cost-effective hazard-elimination or mitigation plans during the design process. It identifies potential project-specific hazards for O&M staff and construction activities; allows the project designer to reduce or eliminate those risks through adjustments to the design; and enables utilities to assess potential risks, minimize potential accidents, provide enhanced safety for operations and maintenance staff, and reduce risks for communities.
Protocols include the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), which helps owners visualize complicated structures and the arrangement of equipment to identify potential safety hazards related to access, maintenance, and lifting.
Benefits of focusing sharply on safety in in the design of water and wastewater facilities include decreased cost of operations and increased safety performance throughout construction and over the life of a facility. SbD promotes the development of facilities that are safer to construct, operate, and maintain.
This presentation will demonstrate how BIM can be used to effectively incorporate safety during the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities.