Integrated Project Delivery / Building Information Modeling
In Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc., BIM application of the “customer orientation” based on IPD is promoted for high quality building, taking notice of “front-loading” which has summarized the design in the early stage of a design, responding flexibly to complex environmental issues or the design request which changes every moment and obtaining consensus among participants in the project. BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the change of the architectural design process for increasing satisfaction of clients.
We use the information continuously and effectively from design to construction and maintenance management.
We do not think that BIM is just the modeling technology of a building. We believe that it is important that we accomplish management-system and management-concept that sharing information among stakeholders makes a customer’s benefits the maximum with IPD concept.
We realize the process innovation to front-loading and a concurrent design process, and shorten a design period.
At the project phase from design to construction as first BIM application trial project in Japan, We made various attempts, and we tested various effects.
In the basic design phase of determining design performance, we make an undecided element the minimum, and numerical validation is performed in an early design phase, therefore we determine the design which has grasped performance. And importing the method of FM, we would reduce the administrative and maintenance expense which occupies 75% of life cycle costs.
1. Landscape Simulation
2. Computational Fluid Dynamics（CFD）
3. Environment Simulation (Thermal Environment)
4. Illumination and Luminosity Simulation (Light Environment)
5. Life Cycle Cost (LCC/Energy Saving)
We think that the visualization of the project information gets rid of false setting with various aspects and the relationship of mutual trust between the client and the building industry will be increased. We also work on the utilization of BIM data at the construction stage including the 3D drawings those are totally combined with design, structure and MEP.
1. Integrated Model
We have already made trial of the utilization of BIM data for the 3D drawings those are totally combined with design, structure and MEP by some construction projects.
2. Facility Management（BIM&FM）
We think that the BIM data advanced ultimately will be able to use for FM. It will be able to use for facility management and maintenance effectively by using attribute data described for BIM data properly.
We are convinced that our technique and knowledge of BIM and our consulting about the change of design process those we accumulated for more than five years will surely be useful for the customers.
1. Three Keys Implementing for BIM
Key requirements for the use of BIM are: standardization, education and training, and procedure and rulemaking.
From our experience with BIM, we created a BIM design package called “BIM Templates for Architectural Design” in 2011, it is available for purchase.