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Virtual Design and Construction - VDC

With me and many, it might be BIM and VDC are the same. NO! So what and how VDC is different from BIM and other processes? VDC is Virtual Design and Construction, ya simple.... but let's further see in-depth and in detail. VDC is the further integration of Building Information Modeling - BIM, a comprehensive project management scheme - PPM, and Integrated Concurrent Engineering - ICE. This process helps in better utilization of the project planning techniques, better and effective utilization of human resources, and completing clients and project objectives. So from this, we can get to understand, Bim is the utilization of 3D model in the physical and fundamental processes whereas VDC is the management of model and process and connecting it with risk management. This is not only done in one or two steps... we need Integrated Team and Collaboration, Lean Process, Virtual Design and Build with Target Value Design are components of VDC - construction delivery system. I know this is to

My First REVIT Work

I start my BIM Industry exploration and learned that it's not just one software to be a BIM Engineer. I need to have 3 basic software knowledge, Design-Planning-Clash Detection. I learned and understood various REVIT tools from different resources, one of the best being Youtube and Autodesk Design Academy. Getting started with this I practiced REVIT Software and now I am trying my own design and showcasing my 3D modeling skills. Starting with creating grids and laying out a reference site plan. Started with a few ideas and decided to have a parking lot on the 1st floor and then have office space above it. The layout for the 1st-floor parking is accessible with a ramp that is on the left side of the structure. An appropriate plinth layout and foundation were also done. Did level adjustment and recreated a few walls and pillars with the different architectural designs over the structural columns. Got a few new ideas of including a splanged column and having a curved beam at corners f

My Project Management Internship

INTRODUCTION The mega housing scheme which was launched in 2018 by the Maharashtra State Government with an idea of housing development on the lines of 'Transit Oriented Development'. As per the plan, the housing complexes were planned near the bus terminals and railway stations to bring down traveling distance and also encourage the use of public transport.        As the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) families was announced, the Maharashtra State Government along with CIDCO planned the Mass Housing Scheme. This is the largest mass housing scheme in a single city. With a total of 1 lakh housing units being planned to be allotted by Maharashtra State Government and CIDCO, the Navi Mumbai region got Package II of mass housing which is spread across 7 sites. Aimed to construct approximately 21346 number of EWS-LIG type dwelling units.     CONSTRUCTION PROCESS ON-SITE A.    SITE PLANNING AND SURVEYING


How did we gt here... The construction industry started with 2D drawing and drafting which were visualized and engineers had to use imagination for proper elevation and manage work. The industry soon got 3D modeling software such as AutoCAD 3D, 3Ds Max, and Civil 3D. This surely changed the industry with 3D simulation and drafting techniques. The need for more sophisticated and one-stop-shop software was seen, with which REVIT and Navisworks came into the scene. REVIT gave the most significant 3D models and which can be used by Architects-Construction-Engineers workers. This incorporated with BIM gave a leap to this industry with many draught decades. The need for Navisworks was seen as a scheduling and modeling combination and to verify the planning of the project which can give us Clash free and seamless construction process.  Navisworks gives us output in various forms which are- 3D model, Models with a working simulation which shows workers, machines, vehicles, and cranes which are

ACC Wall Panels

ACC Wall Panels  The industry got a new member with ACC Blocks which were lightweight with ease of modification and workability. The block was porous which made them lightweight but also reduces their durability.  Here we are now looking at a new member in the building construction industry i.e. ACC Wall Panels which are derived from materials used in ACC Blocks but also contain rebars inside which imparts strength and enhances its durability. Being lightweight and workability similar to blocks but covering a large area at once made these new elements matter of talk. They are 3 meters tall and can range in width with the companies specification. They are composed of quartz sand, calcined gypsum, lime, cement, water, and aluminum powder which are autoclaved under heat and pressure. These materials incorporate lightness, high thermal resistance, workability, and importantly strength. They are casted in molds in such a way that they have interlocking patterns which help in fitting and ins

Mivan Formwork

A strong and sturdy formwork that is made of aluminum and is known for its smooth and even finish - Mivan Formwork, now widely accepted and used in the construction of all types of construction. As a result of its use for mass housing projects and construction, formwork is often used repetitively. Easily installed, adaptable, and modifiable in response to changes in structural and MEP designs. The design and panels have specific names and positions pre-declared. The nomenclature for mivan form is Wall Components Wall Panel Rocker Kicker Stud Pin Beam Components Beam Side Panel Prop Head & Panel for Soffit Beam Deck Components Deck Panel Deck Prop & Prop Length Soffit Length Miscelliounous Components External Corner Internal Corner Internal Soffit Corner External Soffit Corner Pins Wedges After placing the formwork around the reinforcement, we can now start the concrete pouring process, and thus we need to know the capacity and strength of the formwork. The formwork can carry up

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