1. BIM IN PRACTICE SEMINAR
UMM AL-QURA UNIVERSITY
23 October 2018
Speaker: AMR EL-SERSY, Ph.D.
2. About The Speaker
• Group Manager Learning & Innovation at CCC
• VP Marketing & Consulting Service at CCT
• 25 years construction experience
• Past GM of CCC EPC Oil & Gas unit
• Led the establishment of BIM center in Cairo
• Managed the implementation of project control
systems at CCC
• Founded Projacs office in Riyadh
• Worked in the USA for major design and
• Ph.D. Degree in Construction Management for
University of California at Berkeley
• B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering- Kuwait University
3. Company Introduction
• Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) was originally formed in 1952 in
• CCC currently employs approximately 173,000 people in its worldwide operations
• CCC is an ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company with the highest level
of commitment to HSE
• CCC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with the highest level of commitment
• CCC is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified company and applies the Information
Security Management System (ISMS) to all company activities.
• CCC is predominately a construction company, providing project management,
engineering, procurement and construction services to the industry
• Currently ranked 1st in the Middle East and 18th in ENR Top International
4. The CCC Family Fundamentals
• CCC is a privately owned company with a unique set of
cultural values and traditions embodying Integrity, Honour,
Dignity, Trust, Loyalty and Hard Work
• As a privately owned company, decision making is carried
out quickly at the highest level
• CCC has an open door policy to the highest level
encouraging openness and transparency
• Our extended CCC family is comprised of loyal long time
members, highly motivated, skilled professionals with
extensive proven expertise and experience with the majority
dedicating their entire careers with CCC
• Once awarded a project CCC becomes categorically
committed to deliver the project to its Client on schedule to
the highest HSE and Quality standards meeting or exceeding
Contract Conditions and Specifications
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of
the CCC Corporate Vision undertaking the role of “Corporate
Citizenship” to ensure that business values and behavior are
aligned to balance between improving and developing CCC’s
business, as well as improving the quality of life of the
workforce, their families, local communities and societies 4
7. • CCT is the primary technology provider of
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
• Focused on Construction Management and
Optimization Solutions and Services.
• CCT resources are based in Athens, Beirut,
Dubai, Egypt, and Canada.
• With a growing install base outside of CCC, CCT
has a full enabled marketing team and
partnership network focused on selling
customers throughout the world.
• Recognized as a Leading CM Solutions Provider
by several consortiums and organizations.
CETI Awards from Fiatech
2010: “Optimization of Resources
Optimum Construction Timing”
2016: Technology & Knowledge
Enabled Workforce Category
8. Main Customers Include:
– CCC in all sites (Europe, ME, Africa, Asia, Pacific, N/S. America). VBC (document
control system) alone has been installed in over 150+ sites.
– CCC JV’s with companies such as Bechtel, Almabani, Fluor, TAV, JGC, Technip,
– Owner Operators: GASCO, ZADCO, Borouge, ADCO, Petroleum Development
– Sunway Malaysia
– Engie Canada
– Siemens PG, Germany
– BEMCO, Saudi Arabia
– Arabtec, UAE
– NPCC, UAE
– Morganti, USA
– CCED, Oman
– Sicon, Italy
– ACWA Services, UK
Customers & Countries
13. BIM Staff allocation in Projects and Offices (Total 200)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) CCT Group
BIM Operations Backbone
CCC has established professional BIM Centers - Centers of Excellence, where specialized
engineers have been recruited and trained to be able to develop efficiently quality BIM.
Algeria Cairo Marocco Oman Kazahstan Qatar UAE Athens Palaestine Cairo USA
Athens: 17 Engineers Cairo: 35 Engineers Palestine:30 Engineers
14. BIM CENTERS ROLE
• Enforce unified corporate BIM strategies and policies
• Apply the same method of the recruitment and selection of BIM
• Deliver common education and knowledge among BIM Resources
• Ensure the quality of the recruited resources and motivating them to
adhere to the same QC processes and Workflows
• Emphasize and grow ethics among team members
• Ensures continuous development and education
• Enable prompt BIM implementations in projects
• Support the limited BIM resources on site during peak workloads
• Maintain cost efficiency and competency relative to market standards
• Ensure ROI for CCC and its Clients
15. BIM ACADEMY was established in 2011 in Athens. The Academy
provides specialized knowledge to professionals in an academic
environment from hands-on construction experience, BIM and IT
skills. This results-in attaining quality and competent BIM resources
who can take this technology to a true and effective level of
implementation. The BIM Academy has assembled top quality BIM
instructors through a rigorous selection process.
BIM Academy Curriculum
• 2D Environment and Construction Methodology
• Engineering and Quantity Surveying Standards
• 3D Environment and Introduction to BIM Methodology
• Developing Comprehensive BIM (Architectural, Structural and MEP)
• Standard Coding, Interoperability and BIM QA/QC Best Practices
• Enriching BIM Data and Reporting to Meet Construction and O&M
• Design Coordination, Clash Detection and the RFI Process
• Drawings and Schedules Extraction from the BIM
• Planning / Schedule Simulation (4D Workflows)
• Rendering and Visualization
• Visual Project Controls - Construction Methods
• Project Data Repository, Maintenance/ Integration with FM/AM /O&M
Modes of Cooperation with Clients
The BIM Academy offers three modes for training delivery:
• Comprehensive Class Room Education
• Customized Class Room Education
• Online Education Offered Through Our Academic Partner, Zigurat (Online
Institute) – Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects
Training Duration (typ): 3-6m
References: Sunway, ADAC, TAV, Arabtec, Dubai-RTA, China State, Atlas,
PK- Gulf, AlGhurair, Zigurat, Stanford University, Bentley Systems, etc.
16. OUR BIM JOURNEY
• 1996: Award of Shaybah Civil Infrastructure project -3D structural steel models to manage
steel procurement and fabrication.3D-models authoring for buildings from 2D drawings.
• 1997: 1st BIM authoring to extract BOQs for luxury hotel &1.0M sqm mixed development in
• 1998: Establishment of BIM center in Cairo –Offering BIM services on lump sum basis.
• 2003: GIS Implementation –South Africa Mozambique Pipeline (SASOL)
• 2005: C3D software first release.
• 2006: Establishment of BIM center in the Palestine with the cooperation of Birzeit University
• 2008: CCC assumed the leadership role with other partners of ENCORD’s 5Di initiative –
• 2011: BIM Academy in Athens
• 2013: First release of C3D Planner –a solution for BIM based project controls (planning &
progress monitoring, cost control and Handover management)
• 2013: The Be Inspired Awards -Midfield Terminal Building -Abu Dhabi International Airport
Project “Innovation in Comprehensive BIM” Award
• 2016: CETI award for “Technology & Knowledge Enabled Workforce” -CCC King Hussein
Cancer Center –3D LEAN-based room completion system.
• 2017: James Porter Award for Leadership in Innovation
17. So.. What is BIM?
• Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional
characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a
facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle. – NBIMS – National BIM
Standard – United States
• BIM is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of
physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information
models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility
from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction through its operational
life and eventual demolition. – ISO
• A shared digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of any built object
including buildings, bridges, roads, process plants etc. forming a reliable basis for
decisions. – buildingSMART Alliance
• The process of using BIM models to improve the planning, design and construction
process is increasingly being referred to as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). – AGC
The “I” in BIM and the required processes to create the shared
digital representation of the facility to support decision-making are
the key challenges.
The BIM Team is the information backbone for the project
18. BIM Benefits 1 of 3
Design Phase Duration 30%
Design Cost 8%
Construction Duration 10%
Construction Cost 3%
University of Maryland Study
19. BIM Benefits 2 of 3
Study by Stanford University on 20 similar projects
Project Types: (A) No BIM, little collaboration (B) Some BIM, some collaboration (C) All BIM, high collaboration
RFIs, Change Orders Reduction
20. BIM Benefits 3 of 3
Stanford University Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE)
figures based on 32 major projects using BIM indicates benefits such as:
• Up to 50% elimination of unbudgeted
• Cost estimation accuracy within 3%.
• Up to 80% reduction in time taken to
generate a cost estimate.
• A saving of up to 10% of the contract value
through clash detections.
• Up to 7% reduction in major time.
• Improve project delivery in terms of
• Enhance coordination and
collaboration between stakeholders
• Reduce time and cost
• Standardize requirements and spec
• Facilitate generation of BOQs.
• Improve pricing accuracy
28. Project Planning Phase
Destini Suite- Beck Technologies
Rule Based Solution:
• Rapid 3D modeling
• Structural & energy analysis
• Evaluate various alternatives
• Construction simulation
29. Developer studied 13 different designs in 2 weeks including
architectural, MEP, and construction cost and time
Courtesy of Optima
30. Roof truss design for a fooball stadium in the M.E.
Work by Flager & Haymaker in collaboration with
Arup Sports, London
An engineer with today’s tools cannot compete with an engineer with
same tools that are integrated
31. BIM Implementation at CCC
CCC had passed through different stages of BIM
implementation as follows:
• Building BIM models for final as-built drawings.
• Building BIM for design Coordination.
• Designing using BIM Technology to coordinate and
• How to develop work breakdown structure (WBS) to allow
multiple designers from multiple disciplines to work on a
single building BIM model?
• How to extract detailed design drawings from BIM
• How to reflect BIM updates on detailed design drawings?
• How to dynamically link detailed design drawings to BIM
• How to optimize the use of BIM and maximize the
• How to meet project engineering deliverable schedule?
• How to integrate BIM models with main A/E firm 3D
Design system (Geometry and information)?
33. BIM Execution Plan
1. BIM goals, objectives, and use cases
2. BIM team organization and roles
3. Modeling guidelines – List of Models, BIM Levels of Development
4. Key work processes (authoring, drawings productions, coordination,
BOQ extractions, etc.)
5. BIM quality control checklists (tagging, duplication, BOQ reports, etc.)
6. Reporting requirements
7. Interoperability requirements, EDI Requirements
8. List of software and hardware requirements
9. Model Development Plan/schedule. A plan defining how the BIM
Model(s) will be developed to meet the Project Milestones BIM
information exchange methods and formats. Model(s) review
10. List of deliverables
35. BIM Training
• Training on new workflow and design
process based on BIM technology.
• Training on how to build intelligent BIM
models for different discipline.
• Training on how to extract detailed design
• Training on how to reflect BIM updates on
• Training on how to dynamically link detailed
design drawing to BIM model.
39. BIM Quality Management Procedure
To ensure the quality, accuracy and completeness of the information generated
by each stakeholder involved in the development of the BIM platform, strict
quality control procedures and methods are applied by the BIM centers teams
prior to any official sharing of information. This includes the following QC check
• Completeness of Information
• Check lists
• Discipline specific QC sheets
• Visual checks
• Standard checks / validation
• Element validation
• Integrity between geometry and data
• Data updates (workflows, tools)
• Model accuracy and tolerance
• EDI compliance
Transmittals RFI etc
Integration with other
EDMS’s & procurement
Plant and /
C3D Planner / Pyramid / ProjMon
CONTROL SYSTEMS Overview
57. C3D® Planner Key Features
• C3D is highly customizable “nD” visualization platform for project
management with fully integratable database driven backend.
• 3D engine designed to handle large models and data. Works with
several file formats from different vendors including IFC, Autodesk,
Bentley, Tekla, Intergraph.
• Built-in features for Advanced Work Packaging and Lean Planning.
• Full integration with Primavera and MS Project.
• 4D and 5D based Planning Tools integratable with several third-
party systems. Designed to link WBS, project scope, schedules,
material statuses… all the way to the release of Construction Work
• Flexible reporting tool incl. 3D-PDF output.
Data aggregation ability to any level of
detail based on PCWBS, OBS, CBS,
SBS, RBS, etc.
Link 3D models to BOQ and
related drawings, specs,
Impact Analysis of variations
Linking schedule to objects/BOQ
Develop Lean-Based plans.
Print lean cards directly from
Visualize progress on
3D, compare plan to
actual and perform EV
Assign work package to foreman
/ Tags / Objects
Object 4 …
Activity 4 …
Operation 1 ---- BOQ Code 1 x Rate 1
Operation 2 ---- BOQ Code 2 x Rate 2
Operation 3 ---- BOQ Code 3 x Rate 3
Qty 1 m3
Qty 2 m2
Qty 3 Ton
Qty 4 m …
Object 4 …
Category 3 …
Form 3 …
Models & MTO’s Data Bank
Site Work Orders
64. GIS is…
• Geographic information System is a system designed to capture, store,
manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or
• This information system integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and
displays geographic information.
• GIS applications are the tools that allow users to create interactive queries,
analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all
• This term is attached to many applications related to engineering,
planning, management, transport/logistics, insurance, telecommunications,
and other businesses.
• GIS and location intelligence applications can be the foundation for many
location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization.
65. GIS – Geographic Information Systems
- Combines data gathered from various Systems into a
comprehensive data warehouse which provides a
smart control system using live online maps.
- Online GIS maps can be generated and made
accessible on computers or phones/tablets; providing
visual on-demand information linked to location,
progress, inspection, resources, quantities… data.
- Simultaneously, this can be a 2-ways data sharing tool
(to and from site) having the ability to feed on-the-spot
data directly to the system.
• Integration of works
• Unifying terms & codes
• Having one main source of information
• Faster / reliable / systematic
• Visual & graphical analysis & output reports
• Ability to study impact of variations on activities linked
to model items
• Automating reports
• Automating 3-months look-heads
70. Building Information Modeling (BIM) CCC Group
Object Naming: Asset Tagging
Structural Object Tagging
Objects are tagged based on
agreed WBS ensuring
uniqueness of each element.
71. BIM Based Material Take Off
ROI : BIM Methods Reduced The Number of Quantity Surveying Team
from 60 to 6 - 90% Saving in Direct Cost
80. BIM for FM and O&M
• Why do we need systems to manage FM/
• Can BIM help?
• Example data preparation
81. TIPS ON BIM IMPLEMENTATION - 1
1. Establish a clear BIM strategy: what processes are you trying to
improve? Priorities? In-house vs. outsourcing? BIM organizational
structure? Multi-discipline resources?
2. Be aware that most stakeholders have limited BIM capabilities
3. Invest in training: tailored training; lack of real BIM experts, learning
4. Establish clear criteria on level of modeling (LOD) @ different project
5. BIM authoring should be aligned with method of construction
6. Start BIM as early as possible (tendering phase). BIM is time
consuming. Need to develop several automation tools to speed-up
82. TIPS ON BIM IMPLEMENTATION - 2
7. Establish clear data quality management procedures. Don’t
rely on the software
8. Establish clear communication between BIM staff and site
staff –consider having dedicated BIM coordinators in large
9. Get the right software. Be ready to face challenges in
adapting the software to real construction requirements
10. Collaboration with other stakeholders is crucial to maintain
accurate BIM data. Comprehensive project EDI is a must
11. You need clear procedures to manage changes.
12. Remember that your BIM data will become obsolete if you
don’t keep updating it with actual installation information.
83. READING INTO CLIENTS
• Does the client have own standards for numbering components, 3D
components library, components properties, 3D authoring & 3D
• Does the client mandate that 2D plans and shop drawings are to be
extracted from coordinated 3D models?
• Does the client mandate that changes are to be reflected in 3D
before issuing drawings?
• Does the client require modelling of temporary works, logistics
planning using 3D, planning, progress monitoring, procurement
• Does the client require as-built BIM? What are his data handover
84. Standard Terms – Good To Remeber
BS 1192: Code of practice – Collaborative production of architectural, engineering
and construction information
IFC: Industry Foundation Class is a neutral and open specification file format. The
data model facilitates interoperability between object-based s/w platforms
COBIE: Construction-Operations Building Information Exchange, a standard
spreadsheet data format that controls the transition of as-built into O&M
CDE: Common Data Environment, a single source of engineering information for the
project. It is used to collect, manage and disseminate all relevant approved
BIM will reach mature phase, when:
- All project/facility stakeholders adopt full BIM implementation.
- Project Managers/ Asset Managers actively lead BIM implementation.
- BIM creation/update is part of the work process of different project/
- Establish robust work processes to support quality project information
- Well-defined “temporal” data model, workflows and business roles
- BIM truly describes how the project will be constructed (or facility
- Powerful software tools that can capture/link and manage effectively
A dedicated BIM organization is a must to manage the
implementation of various initiatives at both corporate and projects
. BIM Execution Plan
. Communication Plan
. Quick Wins
. Corporate BIM
. BIM standards
. Best Practice
. Training Program
. BIM effectiveness
. Project specific
. Data interfaces
. Construction BIM
. Establish Corporate
. BIM-based reporting
Construction, Engineering, Project control, Data model, data architecture, IT software, & communication
. Identify candidates
. Establish BIM Job
. Setup Corporate team
. Setup BIM teams for
. Include BIM team in