DIGITALISATION IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) refers to the use of digital technologies throughout the four stages of the built environment life cycle – Design, Fabrication, Construction and Asset Delivery & Management. It builds upon Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) to better integrate work processes and stakeholders across the whole value chain.
LOGISTICS HUB @ GUL CIRCLE
One such project that uses IDD is the JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul. Targeted to be completed in mid-2020, this will be Singapore’s first high-rise multi-tenant facility co-locating Inland Container Deports (ICDs), warehouses and a heavy vehicle park. The new integrated development is set to improve operational efficiency and productivity for logistics companies, thereby catalysing the growth and transformation of the logistics industry
SPEAR-HEADING DIGITALISATION EFFORTS
Some of the digitalised processes that JTC has implemented are:
Defect Management System -
This system allows for real-time reporting, tracking and follow-up of defects at the construction site. In addition, it allows quality-related issues to be addressed in a timely and systematic manner. Builders can also easily generate statistics for analysis and planning purposes.
Safety Management System -
This digital and mobile-based safety reporting system enables real-time reporting, tracking and follow-up of safety issues at the construction site. The dashboard also summarises all the safety observations for trend analysis and hence, allows targeted remedial action to be carried out on problem areas.
BIM-based Digital Logistics Management -
Together with the Nanyang Technological University, JTC has developed an integrated digital logistics system that leverages BIM. Adopted in collaboration with Kimly Construction, this solution facilitates a seamless logistics process – from the prefabrication plant to construction site – while enabling greater precision during construction