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Software & AEC Sector

Construction Industry has gone massively digital today, and procedures streamlined, from planning to execution of final delivery. The emphasis is not on isolated approaches but on an interconnected framework and application of holistic network that interacts and communicates with each other.
For a long time, the country’s technology providers like RIPL have pioneered the cause, compelled authorities, assisted the industry players to turn to technology in the construction and development of their projects. Although critical projects obviously saw widespread use of technology, the lesser critical ones most often did not. Instead, a few years or decades later, it was impossible to do so when the authorities tried to sort out the underlying pipelines or wiring network underneath such now-old projects. These conditions are turning eye-openers.
Throughout the years, the Indian government has been plagued with billions in project cost overruns. There could be other explanations. However, using technologies such as BIM & CPM today reduces construction time by saving about 20% of the overall cost of the infrastructure project. Software tools enhanced planning performance, cost estimate, scheduling, and project management. Over the past several years, AEC professionals and projects have gained greatly from the wide adoption of innovations like cloud computing, reality modeling, and advanced analytics.
Benefits
Features
Construction software tools have significantly improved the construction sector in terms of profitability, quality and competitiveness. The features of software are as below –
Although it is true that the costs of building management software can require much more than traditional software, the usability and automation advantages provided by such systems can help businesses save money in the longer term. Many recognized problems are solved with construction management software, and with the variety of resources that usually come with these applications, additional software purchases are held to a minimum. These investments can be quickly recouped in view of the cost savings, time saving and increase effectively in competition resulting from using these solutions.
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GIS and BIM Integration

GIS (Geographical Information System) and BIM (Building Information Modelling) are two disruptive technologies that have massively impacted way traditional work was done. Both opened new avenues to store and analyze massive volume of data, made visualizing information possible like never before, changed the way projects were planned, saved time and thereby money. Both technologies operate at completely different scales.
GIS information operates at city, regional, and country level, whereas BIM data applies to designing and building a specific shape or structure. GIS is used for planning roads, bridges, airports, rail networks, and other infrastructure in the context of their surroundings, BIM information is key enabler for the design and construction of those structures. By the integration of GIS in BIM, a layer of geospatial context gets mixed with BIM model. For example, GIS can provide insights about flood-prone areas and give designers accurate information to influence the structure design of the building, orientation and even construction materials.
It can be best said that BIM and GIS technologies rather being competitive technologies are more of complementary technologies.
Integration of BIM and GIS with time information, allows project participants to better understand the impacts of decisions before, during and after the construction of a project. Integration of BIM and GIS enables users to unlock the value in diverse data sets to enable applications including citizen engagement, sustainability analysis, disaster preparedness, and much more operational and management uses.
The strength of a GIS is the ability to work at any scale (and move between them seamlessly). It is for this reason that REPL see GIS gaining importance in the BIM and Facilities Management space. With the ability to scale, facilities managers and building contractors can have a common operating picture which delivers an appropriate level of detail based on the context. The real power of scalability comes with the ability to view data at both levels. This way, the questions around life cycle cost, carbon footprint etc. can be answered easily.
In ACE Industry, critical data gets lost between every stage. From planning, designing, construction till operation, there is certain critical data which gets lost. But with an GIS-BIM integrated platform the data loss is minimized. The information / data prepared in both GIS and BIM platforms can be are in cloud. Stakeholders of both infrastructure and building projects will be able to manage data from any part of the world. Integration of GIS and BIM will provide better designs and long-term savings.
In ACE Industry, critical data gets lost between every stage. From planning, designing, construction till operation, there is certain critical data which gets lost. But with an GIS-BIM integrated platform the data loss is minimized. The information / data prepared in both GIS and BIM platforms can be are in cloud. Stakeholders of both infrastructure and building projects will be able to manage data from any part of the world. Integration of GIS and BIM will provide better designs and long-term savings.
In ACE Industry, critical data gets lost between every stage. From planning, designing, construction till operation, there is certain critical data which gets lost. But with an GIS-BIM integrated platform the data loss is minimized. The information / data prepared in both GIS and BIM platforms can be are in cloud. Stakeholders of both infrastructure and building projects will be able to manage data from any part of the world. Integration of GIS and BIM will provide better designs and long-term savings.
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BIM in Smart City Development

It is estimated that by the year 2030, approximately 600 million Indians will be living in urban areas. The agencies are extensively making the use of ICT along with geospatial data to make cities cleaner, safer, energy efficient, low carbon emitters and disaster resilient. In simpler words, government is trying to make the cities as much citizen and environment friendly as possible.

It is estimated that by the year 2030, approximately 600 million Indians will be living in urban areas. The agencies are extensively making the use of ICT along with geospatial data to make cities cleaner, safer, energy efficient, low carbon emitters and disaster resilient. In simpler words, government is trying to make the cities as much citizen and environment friendly as possible.

BIM is not only useful for standalone buildings but it is also a significant element for building any smart city. Keeping in mind the needs, demands and aspirations of the new urban population, especially the millennials, use of BIM is no longer an option but a necessity for the development of smart cities. Efficiency and connectivity lie at the heart of any smart city. BIM helps design and build buildings and infrastructure compatible, complementary and connected to the existing infrastructure. It can help the urban planners visualise the design and functioning of any particular piece of infrastructure. Further, helping in planning and implementing public transport systems, drainage, waste collection & management, ICT and other amenities around it. It also helps predict the resource consumption by the building and make necessary arrangements. BIM can also help the urban planners simulate conditions like natural disasters, epidemic etc at the planning stage and take necessary precautions and keep provisions for better informed disaster response.
India has been doing significant technological advancements in recent years. Infrastructure sector like many other sectors has seen revolutionary changes. Cities are rapidly investing in smart infrastructure for better functioning, save cost and reduce their environmental impact. The usage of BIM in India has been on a constant rise, it needs to gain pace in order to match the ever-growing infrastructure requirements of the country. It is high time that India adopted BIM as a fundamental aspect of its infrastructure development and the government formulated a strong policy regarding its usage.