5 benefits that the internet brought to architecture
10/07/2021
For more than 1,100 years, books have undoubtedly been the primary source of knowledge par excellence. They have been the essence of the greatest works created by human beings and have served as inspiration for many
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Using BIM Workflow Management to Mitigate Construction Risks
10/04/2021
Regardless of having a solid risk management plan in place, a construction project can derail from its set timeline, budget, and workflow due to any of the reasons from a labor shortage to the act of God. In most of the projects, companies try to manage the risks by assessing the situation and stretching their resources and professionals accordingly to be able to deliver the necessary. Did you know: There are over 107 types of construction risks that may occur during a project lifecycle! Before we address how can we manage and control risks using technology such as BIM, here are 3 types of construction risks that can be controlled, and are central to the operation and need continuous assessment: Finance: Almost every project experiences a budget excess, especially when it’s a big project. Whether it is a small percentage, budget excess can put the company’s sustainability into question. Design: Having an error-free plan is a myth, however, it’s essential to know not go ahead with a plan that is only halfway there. An unfinished plan has the potential to put everyone out of business. Schedule: To overcome project cost overruns, it is best to plan everything – every contingency, every action, and every work process. The construction industry is highly affected by the change in timeline, hence, businesses should set a risk schedule to red and treat accordingly. How does a company mitigate construction risks and know where to invest their time, money, and resources? Integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow management can not only help control risks but manage multiple risks at the same time throughout the course of the project. So, here are 3 ways that BIM can help mitigate risk in a construction process: BIM can predict events (based on data) and help negate the negative impact: Using BIM workflow management software allows the project managers and other stakeholders to evaluate the cost, time, various errors, and risks that may arise during the construction process. This technological integration enables PMs to reduce any foreseeable liability, eliminate project delays and failures and reduce cost variability – to negate the negative impact. BIM helps create a Safe Construction Environment: Every country around the world follows a list of safety standards that applies to labor, project managers, construction protocol, and more. In the United States of America, it is dictated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and BIM integration helps the implementation of the rules while helping plan and model tasks in sequence. BIM enables project managers to visualize the project in more than 2-dimensions, which help determine potential hazards before they cause problems through the construction project. Moreover, to make the construction site sturdier and safer, BIM technology facilitates architects to select the construction material that is ideal for the environment and safety of people. BIM ensures superlative structure with building longevity: The adoption of Building Information Modeling assures that the building design solutions are error-proof – that all the mistakes are underlined and rectified before the construction begins. BIM enhances building efficiency by serving as a backdrop for future remodeling or building enhancement while maintaining the integrity of the structure, hence, improving the longevity.
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BIM Modeling For Energy Analysis Will Help You Produce Environment Friendly Buildings
10/04/2021
The warning bells have been sounded by the environmentalists, we have no choice but to make our buildings energy efficient and environment-friendly; the only way forward seems to be making our habitats more environment-friendly. The biggest advantage of using BIM is...
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The 10 Construction Technology Trends In 2020
10/04/2021
The construction industry is always looking for new ways to make the sector safer, easier and more efficient. From utilizing modern AI to ensuring fast construction site broadband. Over recent decades, technology has evolved at a staggering rate, however, due to the...
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5 minutes with Juan Carlos
01/13/2022
Juan Carlos (JC) joined Atlas in 2021. He is RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor with a professional background in Project Management, Quantity Surveying, with a focus on Contracts & Claims management with 30 years professional experience.
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5 minutes with Thanh Ha
10/04/2021
Ms. Ha will share with us what is like to work here for a long time and how a perfect day should be.
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5 Minutes with Paul
10/04/2021
Paul talks about his experience from the UK to Vietnam.
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5 Minutes with Minh Anh
10/04/2021
Minh Anh talks about his experience, challenges and what makes him happy about working with Atlas for almost 20 years.
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5 Minutes with Nam Phuong
10/04/2021
Every month we’re portraying a different Atlas employee, so you can learn more about the person behind the role. In this issue, we focus on Phuong Pham, an architecture manager based in our Ho Chi Minh City production office. She shares with us what enticed her to...
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