Atlas Hong Kong talks BIM with BRE UK Director Paul Oakley
In March 2019 Atlas’ new Hong Kong office was delighted to welcome clients and contacts to discuss the growing global importance of standards in BIM.
This is particularly relevant to the region because of its commitment to the adoption of BIM technology.
Paul Oakley, BIM Director of BRE UK presented on his involvement in developing the ISO19650 BIM standards and the principles required for successful adoption by all project stakeholders. As projects are increasingly delivered by globally dispersed teams, international standards allow a common language for the BIM delivery process. There were insightful questions and discussion around how Hong Kong can leverage experience and high standards in BIM from the UK.
The Level 2 BIM certification scheme proves that a company has the right people, technology and process in place to successfully deliver BIM mandated projects. Atlas was awarded this certification in 2017.
Atlas’ Digital Group Manager, Frankie Imbrogno shared Atlas’ recent experience in the delivery of an office tower in Sydney Australia, where Atlas were engaged by the contractor to perform all BIM modelling and documentation on behalf of the design consultants. This integrated digital delivery reduced the design stage from 9 months to 4.5 months, and delivered a cost reduction of 9.5%. He also discussed Atlas’ current project creating a digital twin for Hong Kong International Airport.