Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), the project owner and developer of the Klang Valley MRT Project, has become the first infrastructure developer in Asia to achieve accreditation for its adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2.
The accreditation, in accordance to British Standards, was presented by Lloyd’s Register, a renowned international classification society which provides professional services for engineering and technology, for BIM Level 2 adoption for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line.
The certificate was received by MRT Corp Acting Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Najmuddin Abdullah from Mr Ng Sheng Wa, Senior Manager (Inspection) of Lloyd’s Register at a simple ceremony at MRT Corp Headquarters on 21 December 2018.
BIM is a process of creating and managing the digital representation of 3D models and associated information’s to support decision making throughout the project life cycle. With the right control and management, the BIM process shall reduce the number of the design conflicts to avoid the costly rectification works.
BIM Level 2 involves the use of the 3D models and information that is shared to all project stakeholders through a common database called the Common Data Environment (CDE), as opposed to BIM Level 0 and BIM Level 1 which does not provide a collaborative platform. The BIM Level 2 workflow optimize control and accuracy of project data, and improve design collaboration, construction feasibility, and accuracy of as-built information from the concept phase, to design, to construction and finally operation phase of a project.
As for BIM utilisation for the SSP Line, a total 2.3 terabytes of information is stored in the cloud-based Common Data Environment, comprising over 70,000 3D models of sites, 200,000 drawings and 30,000 documents. This data are being accessed continuously by over 700 users from various organisations involved in the project.
As an example of the value which BIM has brought to the project, an average of 1,000 conflicts and clashes have been identified for each site through this platform. These conflicts and clashes can be resolved prior to construction without costly abortive and remedial works.