In an exclusive interview with Ewout Korpershoek, Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Topcon, explains how BIM offers unique possibilities of real time connectivity, collaboration adding that BIM is based on the Geoplatform.
Topcon recently acquired a company active in BIM. BIM offers unique possibilities of real time connectivity, collaboration.It gives real practice leading to active application of 3D, 4D and 5D data on the construction side Accessible designing and planning for our customers is the main background for recent BIM acquisitions. AEC industry is becoming more and more connected to the environment. Construction optimization and designing is the attracting market to BIM. Design companies are actively adopting new and advanced way of designing a structure which embraces BIM technology. Construction is an extremely complex process. Large number of business and technologies involvement in construction industry makes it a challenge.
Every construction process has its own specific characteristics and changing players. BIM puts construction into a larger environmental geospatial perspective. BIM is based on the Geoplatform. In construction BIM is mostly used in designing. Industry is still struggling with how to implement BIM efficiently. In Europe, the government is trying to make BIM a buzz word. In Asian countries, the Vietnam government is pushing companies to start using BIM. North America is adopting several elements of what we call BIM e-construction. Topcon is global manufacturer having distribution network that covers entire world. We are focusing on each and every part of the world to make sure to provide right local solution.