Implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) curriculums at educational institutions will be a stepping stone towards preparing future generations for the age of digital construction.
To provide the best education for their students, ITI is expected to keep up with technological advancements within the AEC Industry. By 2017, the institution decided to adopt a BIM system into their curriculum. Their BIM system, Cubicost TRB, TAS, and TME, encompasses rebar, architecture-structure, and mechanical-electrical respectively. Quantity Surveying (QS) has traditionally been a time consuming task, especially when completed manually, so implementing a take-off solution software in classrooms would enable students at ITI to gain an understanding of how to approach QS projects more efficiently.
Prof. DR. Ir. Krishna Mochtar, MSCE is a lecturer who learned the implementation of BIM in ITI, and concludes that the adoption of Cubicost has enabled a better controlling system that improves collaboration among project stakeholders. He believes that CubiCost is a great tool for QS projects, both for the planning as well as the construction phases. “The system boosts efficiency and effectiveness and is at the forefront of the AEC industry,” he said.