5 Sept 2018 – Nova MSC Bhd’s (NOVA) subsidiary, novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd (NCN) has secured a RM1.7 million contract from Shenzhen Qianhai HengChang Technology Development Co, Ltd (HengChang), to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) and engineering audit services.

The contract represents a significant milestone as it marks NOVA’s first project in China. NOVA is contracted for the next one and a half years to provide BIM services for a development located inShenzhen Qianhai with a total land area of 14,950 square metres and a total construction area of 199,724 square metres.

HengChang is a property developer involved in the development of an integrated hightechnology building complex made up of offices, a hotel and commercial buildings.

BIM which promotes improved communication and lessen design ambiguities has demonstrated in many projects that adoption increases productivity and reduces re-work due to design conflicts. The standarised BIM model acceptance by the construction industryis fast-gaining traction internationally. Countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and Singapore has already endorsed BIM adoption.

More about this win from other media sources:
Focus Malaysia
The Malaysian Reserve


About Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Although the concept of BIM has existed for more than 30 years, it has not gained wider acceptance until recently.

Taken from the US National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is defined as “a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition”.

BIM has created a positive platform for change by reducing uncertainty and fostering collaboration. By allowing the participation of different project stakeholders into a common interoperable platform, important decisions are brought forward early in design phase and thus reducing cost for rework later in the project. Increasingly, this will form part of an intelligent building design, operate and management strategy which leads to effective cost saving.