CYPE has participated in the BIM Summit 2022 organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects PAM at their headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Benjamín González, Director of Corporate Development at the Spanish technology company, gave a conference in which he explained to the attendees the fundamental requirements that technicians must take into account when designing and analysing buildings following the BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology.
During his speech, Benjamín González pointed out that the use of BIM has been on the rise worldwide for years. To this end, he recalled the study conducted by Allied Marketing Research which reveals that the size of the BIM market in 2019 reached a total value of 4.5 billion euros in 2019 and it is expected to reach 13.7 billion euros in 2027, which represents a growth rate of 15.2%. Based on these figures, he continued, the BIM industry worldwide will generate revenues of more than 99.83 billion euros over the same time period, according to the Global Architectural BIM Software Market Research Report 2019-2026.
In this context, technicians' grasp of the working methodology is becoming an increasingly important requirement. The industry already foresees that the future submission of work in BIM will be a widespread and essential requirement to support the industry's much-needed digitisation, something that could help to reduce construction costs by around 20%. Furthermore, public administrations all over the world are demanding that certain parts of their work be delivered in BIM, which is a sign of how much interest there is in this methodology.
When it comes to working with this methodology, the director of Corporate Development pointed out that professionals must have specialised tools for architecture, structures, MEP and management that, when combined with a specific CDE (Common Data Environment) for architecture, engineering and construction BIM projects, allow them to comply with at least four critical points. Something that any company, regardless of its size, can achieve thanks to CYPE's solutions.
Firstly, the tools must make it easier to resolve cases contemplated by the design codes in the respective countries where the projects are being carried out. In addition to the second important point, the capabilities of each program, he explained that they must communicate with each other in order to be able to exchange information in a stable manner, thereby enabling fluid and simple communication between all the construction professionals involved.
"Correct communication between the different programs will reduce the manual input of data previously entered in other programs, minimising the risk of making mistakes", the head of CYPE highlighted as a third requirement while emphasising that the data shared must be only those necessary to "generate useful results".
CYPE's presence in Malaysia
CYPE's participation in the BIM Summit 2022 organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects is part of the collaboration that the technology company maintains with different institutions and professionals in Malaysia. As a result of the agreements signed, CYPE launched the BIM Laboratory of the University of Malaysia at the end of 2021, an initiative that aims to promote training related to this BIM work methodology and new technologies applied to the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
"We are introducing all these new tools and technologies to students during their university studies in the BIM Lab, maintaining the strengths of traditional education and enriching them with the multidisciplinary vision incorporated by BIM," Benjamín González explains.