(Hong Kong, 10 November 2020) The Kai Tak Sports Park project was awarded the “2020 BIM Achievement Award” by the Hong Kong CIC for its implementation of BIM throughout the design, build and operate phases. The project team has comprehensively adopted digital management technology into every aspect of the project.
The use of BIM has allowed the project team to complement traditional 2D drawings and 3D BIM modelling, with 4D construction simulation, 5D cost estimation and 6D design and engineering optimisation, to effectively improve all aspects of the project.
Adoption of BIM technology throughout the BLM to improve the project quality
During the CIC Digitalisation Award 2021 Launching Ceremony and Celebration of BIM Achievement 2020, Mr. Tai Sheung Shing, Project Director (Sports Park) of the Home Affairs Bureau expressed his gratitude to the project team for their dedication to adopt BIM technology.
He stated that large scale projects like Kai Tak Sports Park demands detailed designs and extensive coordination and that BIM can help these processes immensely. He is pleased that the Kai Tak Sports Park team has used BIM throughout the project from the tender bidding phase through to design, review, production, construction, payment, future operations and facilities management. Mr. Tai also noted that he hopes the industry will use more BIM related technologies to help planning projects, optimizing designs, improving quality of projects, and improving operations and facility management.
BIM is able to simulate real-life complications so the team can work on developing solutions in advance
Senior Project Manager of Kai Tak Sports Park, Mr. Michael Wong said, “Kai Tak Sports Park is an extensive project with many challenges. BIM has been vital for the delivery of the project. Together with the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), all aspects of the project including design management, risk mitigation and safety are reflected in the world of BIM, allowing the project team develop solutions in advance and proceed construction works safely and smoothly.”
3 goals of BIM in the project: Traceability, Sustainability, Productivity
The CIC’s BIM Achievement Award has greatly encouraged the project team. As per the head of BIM, Mr. Billy Wong, the team uses BIM to achieve three goals: 1) Traceability: the use of cloud platforms to facilitate the integration of information for the project team which helps manage future design, construction progress and operation; 2) Sustainability: ability to mature and stabilise “Design for Manufacturing and Assembly”(DfMA) designs prior to construction on an openBIM platform, achieving digital fabrication and promoting construction efficiency and quality; and, 3) Boost Productivity: constantly studying and developing automation tools to avoid repetitive tasks and increase productivity.
“A picture is worth a thousand words; BIM is worth a thousand pictures”
Billy shared that, as a picture is worth a thousand words, the BIM model is priceless. He also explained that proper communication, especially mutual understanding and recognition between teams is essential for the successful delivery of the project.