I have found a multitude of local architects interested in the “Green” topic, with a fairly random selection of diverse attitudes towards the possible implementation of this opportunity in the industry. The topic has further developed in interest with the growing implementation or in some cases, the use of BIM in the local market. As South Africa approaches the official implementation of SANS 204, we are all certain to face interesting and challenging questions, the exploration of which I hope to do in the context of building information modeling, well before we are faced with these on a busy Monday morning, without any opportunity to evaluate the varied array of solutions.
WSP, a local and international multi-disciplinary consulting firm, has released a document on research and focal points related to WSP’s group strategy to: “…make BIM integral to all of our project processes within the next five years…” Does this mean that South Africa’s time for BIM implementation on a broad scale is near?
- BIM – Productivity with a capitol “B” (bimblogsa.wordpress.com)
- Open BIM Program (archicadsa.wordpress.com)
- BIMobject – for your online ArchiCAD objects – portal has been launched (archicadsa.wordpress.com)
- Open BIM FAQ: What are AEC projects’ key collaboration issues? (archicadsa.wordpress.com)