Thursday, 17 October 2019, Kuching: Eight senior management officials from the Malaysian Highway Authority (Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia) paid a courtesy call on Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) this morning.
Led by its project management director Ir. Mahdan Ahmad, the visitors were interested in understanding how technology is used effectively and efficiently throughout the asset’s lifecycle, i.e. for project management and asset management.
Incorporating the greater usage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into roads and highways construction and management is an initiative of the Government’s construction industry transformation programme (CITP).
As such, the visit to LBU gave LLM insight into how the industry leader uses BIM within an integrated project management system (IPMS) during construction of the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak. Data captured in the IPMS is now ready to be used in the Integrated Highway Management System (IHMS).
Following a briefing on the latest development on Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project, the visitors from LLM were shown LBU’s Highway Information Modelling (HIM) in action, in which 2D engineering paper drawings have been converted into 3D BIM for construction.
The IPMS used by LBU includes solutions that operate on a common data environment (CDE) to improve project delivery and optimise efficiency by reducing time, cost and risk. IPMS also enables the use of BIM and better asset life-cycle management.