The challenging design of the USD 50 million Metro Rail Transit station
under development in New Taipei City, Taiwan, prompted the project team
to introduce building information modeling (BIM) into the design phase. BIM
models built using Autodesk Revit were integrated by converting them into
compatible Bentley i-model formats, which streamlined document management,
file synchronization, and version control.
Moh and Associates implemented Project Wise to enable efficient collaboration
and integration among design disciplines. All project information was classified,
stored, and shared through Project Wise. Efficient model and version control, as
well as change management in associated models, contributed to better cost
control and construction quality. Improved performance saved 15 percent in
man-hours for an annual savings of approximately USD 250,000.
Moh and Associates, Inc.
Collaboration and Integration of Project Wise
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Initiated by five companies in the construction industry, the Continuum Project
in Spain aims to transform the way projects are built. The unconventional
approach engages interdisciplinary teams that include developers, engineers,
construction companies, and contractors. This collaborative model allows the
team to optimize project parameters and eliminate uncertainty while meeting
Bentley Architecture and Project Wise were chosen as the platforms for databased building information modeling, which enables management of the building
both as a whole and as individual parts. The 3D visualization allows the team to
focus on details, sections, and assembly processes, and the team can generate
cost, schedule, and logistics specifications during drafting, which saves time and
avoids activities that are inconsistent with the model.