BIM for Detailed Design Drawings

10 October 2020

The Paperspace Philippines Knowledge Series 2020 is a webinar series with highly-informative modules for architects and interior designers. Included in the series is the 3-part module that discusses Building Information Modeling (BIM) in detail.

The first session of the BIM series introduced BIM specifically for Interior Design. The second session, which was all about BIM for Schematic and Conceptual Stage, and this third and final session, scheduled on August 24, tackled BIM for Detailed Design Drawings.

Building Information Modeling for the Design Development Stage

The facilitator for the third BIM webinar was the same knowledgeable speaker who shared his insights in sessions 1 and 2. This is none other than Mr. Reymundo P. Cruz from BEAMiT. He is a Bachelor’s Degree Holder in Architecture and has 14 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

Included in Cruz’s accomplishments are the development of systematic workflows, integration of standards and work scopes, and fulfilment of other BIM requirements. Not only that, but he also has a ton of experience in facilitating training programs and workshops on the use of BIM platforms to help contractors and subcontractors level up their skills.

He started this particular webinar by discussing the role BIM technologies play in coming up with detailed design drawings. Cruz stressed that the design development stage is a result of the schematic design phase and takes that one step further. This is all about finalising the design, specifying important items (e.g materials, window measurements, door locations, etc.), and identifying general design construction details.

At this point, issues tend to crop up which can affect the viability of the construction or design project. This can fuel changes to the project program, to the budget, or both. That is why all the necessities for building the structure should be identified and organised accurately and efficiently. To make this process less tedious, the use of BIM platforms and technologies becomes crucial.

Design Technical Development

During the design technical development stage, it is necessary to add the correct details to the design to finalise it. While most of one’s outputs prior to this are mostly basic plans, this time around it is important to have detailed plans with accurate data.

In this stage, BIM platforms such as Revit can be used to complete all deliverables. These include general arrangement floor plans, furniture layouts, elevations and sections with finishes, partition and wall finishes, ceiling plans, enlarged plans, schedules, and details.

Cruz then shared the various BIM tools and their capabilities to benefit the user during the design development stage. He talked about parametric capabilities, interoperability, the use of CAD, and so much more.

Production, Documentations, and Detailing

During the production stage, the creation and management of documents require careful attention. One needs to be systematic in preparing his deliverables and organised in presenting his drawings and other files.

Once again, Cruz pointed out how BIM applications like Revit can be useful in this regard. He advises that you should not limit yourself and, instead, use these technologies to make your work better and stand out in front of your client and within the industry.

You can provide 3D views, sheets, schedules, details, and presentation images in one consolidated file. You can take full advantage of BIM applications to actually build a 3D replica of your project. Cruz then demonstrated how to migrate your project to any BIM platform.

BIM for the Construction Phase

The last topic discussed during this webinar is the use of Building Information Modeling for the construction phase.

Cruz highlighted BIM provides big value to the construction team. The technology can be used for checking and validating, quantification, reproduction, design review and analysis, and mobility. Overall, BIM minimises the headaches that are often involved in projects and reduces the time and effort needed to complete them.

Improving Productivity and Collaboration

For Paperspace Philippines Inc. Technical Director, Architect Joel Golimlim, the session was valuable for having equipped architects and design practitioners with BIM-related skills for use on their projects. He believes that BIM would help bring today’s construction projects to the next level by streamlining processes, reducing rework, and boosting productivity and collaboration within the industry.

“It brought together a group of professionals with one goal — to form a community by sharing our passion in design as well as to learn, grow, and support each other in continuously delivering amazing projects,” he said.

Paperspace is a collective network of specialised interior architectural and consulting practices across expertise sectors. The company’s goal is to deliver high-quality projects across multi-industry workspaces.

To view all three webinars in full, check out Paperspace on Youtube. You can also find them on Facebook. There are also more webinars for you to enjoy on their website.


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