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  • 1.  Effects of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Procurement Management?

    Posted 01-31-2022 08:45 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 01-31-2022 08:45 PM

    Dear fellow members

    I am writing to you in request of your participation in my thesis survey. I am a master student in civil engineering currently in my final. The topic is entitled Effects of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on procurement management. The aim of this survey is to reach out to Civil engineers, Directors, Architecture, contractors, consultants etc on how BIM can help procurement management. With your responses to this survey this will help me with the above mentioned topic and be able to complete my studies. This survey is very brief and will only take about 10 minutes to complete. I am kindly asking you to share with the staff in your company. Please click the link below to go to the survey Website (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser) to begin the survey.


    Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential.


    Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.


    Kind Regards

    Rufaro Douglas Choto S.M.ASCE

  • 2.  RE: Effects of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Procurement Management?

    Posted 02-07-2022 09:48 AM
    Dear Douglas,

    How the Cost savings effects will be occurred, when your over look the benifits. Abstract:
    Design in construction has historically been conveyed by conventional 2D methods through
    the use of physical paper-based documentation either by hand by the architect and then
    engineer and other specialist designers, or later through the advent of computer aided design
    (CAD) technology prevalent in the 1990's. This 2D documentation, the result of both hand
    and CAD systems, has inherently been issued late due to the time to produce and
    uncoordinated due to the lack of integration with other design disciplines, and all this often in
    a very adversarial, contractual environment, often not taking into consideration the budget
    constraints and buildability issues and due to its 2D nature often does not address some of the
    3D challenges posed by the project. There is also a very inefficient transfer of critical data
    during this process, particularly at the closure of a project at the development of the operation
    and maintenance manual and as built drawing.

    Also attached the 2D to 6D integration of BIM also attached for your kind reference.


    The ASCE India Section admin

    ASCE India Section Southern Region President

    Narsimha Poloju | P.Eng.,S.E, M.GI, M.ASCE, M.AEI, M.SEI 

    ASCE Region 10 – Global

    With warm regards,
    Narsimha Poloju
    President | ASCE India Section Southern Region
    P.Eng.,S.E, M.GI, M.ASCE, M.AEI, M.SEI


    6 D BIM.pdf   6.13 MB 1 version

  • 3.  RE: Effects of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Procurement Management?

    Posted 02-07-2022 01:09 PM
    In reading through the survey, I'm guessing that your BIM software is for material procurement, not project procurement.

    Mike Glock P.E., M.ASCE
    Diversified Consulting Services
    Reno NV