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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Leading by example- Ark Hotel Construction shows How Prefabrication can Change the Face of Construction Industry #BIM Success Story

If you haven't watched it yet, this was the most amazing video I've seen this year.  This is the true essence of the future of BIM.  Imagine how much planning, coordination, collaboration, clash detection and BIM went into getting a building erected and sealed in 6 days.  You see, it's now about what font you use, your hatch patterns or line weights.  It's about getting buildings built.  This is smarter BIM and it's going to be how it's going to be done in the future.

BIM Lean and Green found out some more information posted below about some of the metrics of the project.  I wish we could find out how long it took to design and plan the construction of the building.  I'm fascinated with how all of the materials were placed on each slab.  I wonder how much all of that planning saved the owner of the building.  This video should scare the crap out of you.  Why?  Because this is reality and you're going to have to figure out how to play your part in it.  But don't worry, I'm sure the contractors will take all of the responsibility and profits from it. 

Source:  http://bimleangreen.blogspot.com/2010/12/leading-by-example-ark-hotel.html

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0DSihggio

Construction Details:

Level 9 Earthquake Resistance: diagonal bracing structure, light weight, steel construction, passed level 9 earthquake resistance testing

6x Less Material: even though the construction materials are much lighter(250kg/m2) than the traditional materials(over 1500kg/m2), the floors and walls are solid with surefootedness, airtight and sound-proofing

5x Energy Efficient: 150mm thermal insulation for walls and roofs, triple glazed plastic windows, external solar shading, heat insulation, fresh air heat recovery, LED lighting, yearly HAVC A/C energy consumption equivalent to 7 liters oil.

20x Purification: after 3 levels of purification, the purification efficiency for fresh air reaches 95%-99.9%; air exchanged 1-2.5 times per hour, and indoor air is 20x cleaner than out door air

1% Construction Waste: all components are factory made, construction waste, mainly package materials, result from on site set-up only and amount to 1% of the total weight of the building

(source: http://www.youtube.com/user/differentenergy)


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