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BIMdustrial Plant: The History of an $800 Million Petrochemical Plant

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    The handover of a 3D model is an old standard practice in the industrial plant market-one that nowadays has to be integrated with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach. This presentation will walk you through the journey that an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor took by implementing BIM inside its typical design workflow for an $800 million petrochemical plant in the Middle East. We will demonstrate how to perform civil and structural design using Revit software from conceptual up to construction documentation delivery, and how to take full advantage of 3D modeling for plant project coordination and information management. Thanks to this method of collecting and delivering model data in an efficient manner, it's possible to recognize potential risks, impacts, and conflicts-and to take action in order to bring the project to success. Finally, the class will briefly discuss the project and process BIM implementation benefits, together with the related risks for a general contractor.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover how the BIM approach has been integrated in the company consolidated design workflow for industrial plants
    • Understand the productivity improvements gained utilizing the BIM approach on industrial plant design
    • Learn how to use Revit to manage the civil and structural design and documentation of an industrial plant
    • Discover how these potential benefits have been capitalized on in a real megaproject