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Collaboration between different teams of building professionals such as architects, different types of engineers and a network of the general contractor and subcontractors is crucial in the development of a successful building project. But these t... (More)

BIM requires much upfront capital such as software licensing, retraining of staff, hiring of new staff etc. In addition, it is very time consuming to implement. Does it really make sense for us to use it or is it just an unrealistic vision for the... (More)

With BIM, traditional role of QS to do budget estimation could be taken over by click of a button. How should the QS role evolve with these changes

Architects and Planners often refer to basic shapes as building massing. What does building massing actually do? Is it important to have building massing? and what is its value?

Many existing buildings were built when there were little/no regulations on air quality. However, in recent times, as the industry and building users become more aware of the importance and implications of poor air quality, new regulations have be... (More)

There are two types of fire protection systems, Active Fire Protection (AFP) and Passive Fire Protection (PFP). Passive Fire Protection is a group of systems that compartmentalize a building through the use of fire-resistance rated walls and floor... (More)

There are many agencies approvals to be obtained for a new build. But is there a consolidated list of agency approvals that needs to be sought? and what are they for?

Are there any specific softwares to use for each kind of element (I.e.: beam, column, slab) or are there softwares that will help with a complete system level design and analysis?

So many issues regarding Coordination in the sector such as: Lack of real coordination workflow → parties in effect don’t coordinate their work only share documentation in progress to show design intent Lost information during data conversion → ... (More)

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