National BIM e-Submission
National BIM e-Submission
A few details
NBeS is a ﬁrst-in-the-world Auto Checker system for the review and approval of Building Plans at the Local Authority (PBT) approval level which involves the process of submitting and reviewing Building Plans digitally. In contrast to the conventional method that uses 2D drawing plans, 3D BIM models are used for Uniform Building By-Law (UBBL) compliance review and other related regulations.
The program which started in 2017 was conducted with 5 local authorities, namely, Putrajaya Corporation (PPj), Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), Kangar Municipal Council (MPK), Historic Melaka City Council (MBMB) and North Kuching City Hall (DBKU). To date, the development of the system has involved 4 Purpose Groups namely Purpose Group I (Small Residential), Purpose Group III (Other Residential), Purpose Group IV (Ofﬁce) and also Purpose Group V (Shop).
In 2018, the NBeS has been expanded to take into account the requirements of UBBL for Safety and Fire Protection adopted by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) for the purpose of automatically reviewing the approval of the Building Plan. This special task has been implemented and ready in December 2018.
4 pilot projects were implemented in 2019, together with PPj, MBPJ, MPK and MBMB. Overall, these four local authorities have provided positive feedback on the development of NBeS through the implementation of the pilot project. CIDB also received feedback on the proposal to add system functions to the implementation of Act 133: Roads, Drains and Buildings Act 1974 from the local authorities involved and its implementation was successfully made in 2020.
Three more pilot projects were implemented in 2021 to simulate the usability of this system at the local authority level. The implementation of the apprenticeship project for Purpose Group IV and V (Ofﬁce Buildings & Shops) was implemented with DBKU and 2 local authorities that have been involved in the implementation of this system since 2017, namely PPj and MBPJ to replace 2 more city-level local authorities that could not be implemented during the project this.
How we solved it
Improving BIM technology skills is very critical at this time so that the Malaysian government’s intention to adopt the use of BIM processes in construction projects can be realized to help increase the productivity of the construction industry.
Recently, the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic has triggered the practice of new norms, socially and economically. The Construction Industry is the most affected area and needs serious attention to address this critical scenario. In addition, the Malaysian construction industry is often plagued with problems such as low productivity and quality, unsatisfactory compliance with laws and regulations at construction sites, high accident rates at construction sites and also unsatisfactory site management.
The use of the latest application systems and technologies can improve construction site management to address related issues.
The system uses OpenBIM technology and every process is online. Several types of engines have been developed in this system to produce reports, 3D rendering for 3D display and ruleset management (UBBL, MS, UUK) for local government use. The uploaded 3D model can be displayed directly from the web browser along with the review results on the 3D model.