Potential of Incorporating NRM on the Incompatibility between BIM Software Applications and NRM

Proceedings of ‏The 10th International Conference on Research in Science and Technology

Year: 2020


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Potential of Incorporating NRM on the Incompatibility between BIM Software Applications and NRM

Soleen Alhasan, Dr. Omar amoudi, Dr. Michael Tong, Prof. Bimal kumar



The quantity surveying profession on the international platform has adopted automated quantities technology through the Building Information Modelling (BIM) to provide up-to date sophisticated cost management services to take care of the implementation of time management and cost display and subsequently share the cost data with various stakeholders. This strategy aims to promote the integrated delivery approach which BIM is providing. It is fundamentally important to have a BIM model incorporated with the method of measurement to enable shifting from the traditional approach to a fully integrated platform whereby sharing and working on the same information is paramount. The difficulties encountered during the process of shifting from the traditional method to an automated system was the lack of standard between BIM and the New rule of Measurement (NRM1). This research is aimed to study the incompatibility between the software application and (NRM1) which was and is still the biggest issue to implement BIM in the construction industry. In order to bring an interface between the software application and the NRM1, the author has investigated a coding system. This coding system is made compatible with the interfaces of the software and the NRM1 so as to enable interoperability of all team parties to understand the entire principles of BIM. A BIM Model designed, incorporated the calculated coding data of elements established from NRM1 was initially tested. The results obtained, showed that the approximate Bill of Quantities derived from the model linked the standard specification of NRM1 with the BIM software interface.

Keywords: Building Information Modelling; Coding; Incompatibility; New Rules of Measurement1 (NRM1); Quantity Surveying.