Design Convergence: Propagating BIM to Increase Productivity & Profitability across India

<style>.col-md-3 span{font-size:14px;}</style><span>Ar. Sonam Srivastava, Partner & PrincipalIncreasing profitability and productivity are the most common goals of any organization irrespective of the industry they are in. More often than not, technology plays a vital role in helping companies do so. The Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is no different and has seen the influx of Building Information Modeling(BIM), an intelligent 3D model based process that allows more intelligent use of resources and optimization of workflows. Although a commonly used tool internationally, Indian AEC organizations have been lagging in terms of truly unleashing the potential of BIM in the Indian context. Design Convergence (DC), a Delhi headquartered multidisciplinary firm, truly understands the potential & delivery capabilities of the BIM software and is putting-in all the efforts to bring delivery of projects in the Indian milieu at par with international standards.

Founded in 2012, DC is a known name in the field of architecture and interior design and today counts BIM as the mainstay of its consultancy services. Facilitating design development and total project delivery through and on a BIM platform, the company also renders BIM software training in order to strengthen the BIM ecosystem across India. Comprising of a team of experienced architects & engineers who have spent more than a decade in the profession, DC is revolutionizing architecture, interior design, project execution, project management and BIM technology.

Superlative BIM Consultancy & Training
“Although BIM was introduced in India in 2002, it has not been picked up 100 percent, and only about 50 percent of the AEC industry uses it, that too not to its full potential,”narrates Ar. Sonam Srivastava, Partner & Principal, DC. DC comprises of one
of the first people to learn, start, train and propagate the conceptof BIM who assist architectural firms, construction firms, developers offices, architectural institutions, government organizations and interior firms with BIM implementation.

The team specializes in architectural services on BIM such as design conceptualization, design visualization, construction stage documentation, building plan approval assistance and single point integrated engineering solution for projects in collaboration with associates. In addition, clients also benefit from BIM consultancy for architecture, structure, MEP, design conceptualization, design visualization, GFCs, quantity estimation, and coordination with services, among others.

We inline our BIM work accordingly and put our BIM internal target dates well before submission dates to client

Counting CAD to BIM Conversion, Clash Detection, BOQ generation & validation as its premier services, DC leverages its accuracy as well as site/construction knowledge & experience in order to create a BIM model as per tender specification, so that it can be validated & used for material procurement and also keep a check on wastage. Going beyond BIM consultancy, the company’s practicing architects also provide BIM training for software such as Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structures, Ecotect Energy Analysis, Navisworks and AutoCAD in order to produce industry ready professionals.

Ar. Neelakshi Srivastava, Founder & Partner

Efficient Processes for Maximum Results
The DC team’s first step while undertaking a new project is to closely study the client’s drawings and specification sheets/tender documents. Then, a project specific template is created, which the entire team utilizes in order to standardize everything and eliminate chances of any human error. “We inline our BIM work accordingly and put our BIM internal target dates well before submission dates to client,” says Ar. Neelakshi Srivastava, Founder & Partner, DC.

The firm believes that Indian AEC professionals must use BIM not as a separate tool, but as an integrated design tool in order to attain success in its truest form. DC is striving hard to take BIM to the next level by completing entire designing through BIM, leading up to construction. Additionally, the firm is also planning to take it further for building maintenance up to facility management level.