Development of a mobile phone-based application for detection and communication of building defects

Abstract: Accurate detection of building defects and communication to stakeholders with prudent use of invested resources, e.g., time, manpower, and money, increases value delivery to all stakeholders involved in the building delivery. This paper presents a prototype developed to facilitate enhanced value delivery for building defects inspection during building construction and management. With image classificationContinue reading “Development of a mobile phone-based application for detection and communication of building defects”

Automation of building information modelling process of sanitary drainage system with Dynamo

Abstract: The aim of this project is to design an adoptable solution that improves the quality of work and increases work productivity for the modelling of inspection chambers, waste sumps and manholes, and their pipe connections in Revit. Existing workflows and design requirements of the sanitary discharge system at a consultancy firm were analysed. SinceContinue reading “Automation of building information modelling process of sanitary drainage system with Dynamo”

Mobile cloud computing application solution for waste reduction in the facility management process

Abstract: The integration of facility management and mobile cloud computing is an innovative and vital undertaking to improve facility maintenance and management. Even though recent studies have proposed various methods of implementing mobile cloud computing, there remains an issue of simplifying data structures and maximising productivity. This paper presents a solution to mobilise corrective maintenanceContinue reading “Mobile cloud computing application solution for waste reduction in the facility management process”

Guidance for performing automatic verification of building information modelling (BIM) files using Python

Abstract: This technical note provides guidance on how python can be used to automate the process of verifying building information modelling (BIM) files. The research conducted and reported in this paper is a follow up to the Chua and Fadeyi (2021) study in which dynamo was used to perform automatic verification of BIM files. TheContinue reading “Guidance for performing automatic verification of building information modelling (BIM) files using Python”

Automated retrieval of photo data for asset information requirements (AIR) input using Python

Abstract: This study provides a potential solution that may improve productivity in the current facility management industry. An accurate and updated building asset information plays a crucial role in ensuring facilities management’s effectiveness and efficiency. Maintenance and operation require accurate building asset information to improve the maintenance process. An automated solution has earlier been developedContinue reading “Automated retrieval of photo data for asset information requirements (AIR) input using Python”

An automated solution for importing critical assets information into BIM 3D Model

Abstract: Facility managers or facility management firms usually painstakingly and manually import building critical assets information from assets information requirements (AIR) to a building 3D model. Unfortunately, such practice requires a lot of resources, manpower, time, energy, material, etc., to deliver the required usefulness – Quantity of quality that serves the function needed without compromisingContinue reading “An automated solution for importing critical assets information into BIM 3D Model”

Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo

Abstract: The productivity of facility managers in delivering healthy and energy efficient buildings can be determined by the information available for managing the building. Incomplete, inaccurate, and irrelevant information can compromise productivity. In a digitalized architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, facility managers are required to use building information modelling (BIM) models for their facilityContinue reading “Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo”

Optimisation of sheltered walkways performance to mitigate wind-driven rain in Singapore

Abstract: Sheltered walkways are common urban features in Singapore as pedestrians utilise them as pathways to public transportation locations in Singapore. In a tropical environment like Singapore, with high solar intensity and frequent and heavy rains, the walkways provide essential benefits in reducing users’ thermal discomfort and wetness. Of particular concern in the design ofContinue reading “Optimisation of sheltered walkways performance to mitigate wind-driven rain in Singapore”

Development of a solution to optimise the process for consolidating asset information into asset information requirements (AIR) template

Abstract: The maintenance and operations of building to ensure suitable building performance require consolidation of complete and accurate building asset information. The consolidation of building asset information is done in the asset information requirement (AIR) template. The AIR template is designed according to the building owner’s requirements. The risk of consolidating inaccurate asset information intoContinue reading “Development of a solution to optimise the process for consolidating asset information into asset information requirements (AIR) template”

The use of dynamo to automate the process needed to prepare building information modelling (BIM) models for facility management and operations

Abstract: Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that allows multiple project stakeholders to collaborate from the planning and design stage to the construction of the building within a 3D model. In turn, the information can then be extended to be used for facility operations and management. However, the effective operational benefits inherent in BIMContinue reading “The use of dynamo to automate the process needed to prepare building information modelling (BIM) models for facility management and operations”