15 May '12, 8am

3-D modelling software can play a key role in the construction sector: Khaw Boon Wan

3-D modelling software can play a key role in the construction sector: Khaw Boon Wan

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in his 'Housing Matters' blog that the use of 3D modelling software can play a key role in productivity in the construction sector. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Daryl Chin The use of 3-D modelling software can play a key role in productivity in the construction sector, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday. On his 'Housing Matters' blog, he said: 'For years, architects and engineers have relied on the two-dimensional computer-aided design drawings in their work. 2-D is now gradually being replaced by the more superior 3-D.' An initiative of the Building and Construction Authority, such technologies, dubbed Building Information Modelling (BIM), allow those working on building projects to first flesh them out in the software, and put them through their paces in simulations that mimic real-life. From there, ...

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