With over 25 years in CAD & BIM services, Hugh Munro and Naresh Chawla have been associated with 3D & BIM Technology since 2003. As Co-founder of GENINFO SOLUTIONS, Naresh heads the delivery of services & operations. Ensuring client satisfaction has been our driving moto. Hugh’s primary responsibility has been business development.. From simple Power backup station models to complex hospitals with modular fabrication & coordination support to PANAM stadiums our teams have supported a very wide range of projects for Canadian clients from BC, ALBERTA, ONTARIO to the Atlantic Provinces
Please tell us about GENINFO SOLUTIONS INC.
Geninfo Solutions Inc. was incorporated in Ontario in July 2008. In that time they have grown to become one of the largest BIM outsourcing companies in Canada. Geninfo has been contracted to do work on many complex projects including Hospitals, Data Centers, Universities, and Sport Stadiums. They provide a unique business model where modeling is completed at their off shore facility in Mumbai and managed locally by Project Managers. This "Blend Shore" model allows for Geninfo to pass on the savings to their customers and at the same time giving them the security of dealing locally with people that have a good understanding of their projects.
What is the GENINFO’s overall philosophy towards Digitization?
As a pioneer of third party CAD & BIM services , Geninfo believes that digitization of construction documentation & work flow through adaption of traditional practices, to a Integrated Single Contract Approach, where there is a complete consensus with all stake holders.
What is the workflow of Virtual Design and Construction and Integrated Project Delivery at GENINFO?
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Please tell us about an importance of the software interoperability in the AECOO industry.
With a variety of technology tools gaining acceptance in specific niche areas, such an architectural modelling, structural steel, Mech Piping, FP, clash coordination, it is critical to adhere to interoperability standards such as “testbed, Cobie and similar initiatives by The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The sharing of data among stakeholders is increasing in projects developing Smart Cities, including IoT & Sensor Webs, mobile tech, and the 3D & Built Environment.
What is the future of an Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in the next five years?
AR brings to reality the concept of virtual 3D. Adapting AI tools can simulate the movement on ramps and stairs. BIM Softwares on the cloud are capable of providing multiple solutions, followed by comparison and impact matrices. Such Software Developers are frequently monitoring usage and trying to make them more intelligent every day. Probably a right move towards automating the machine learning to complete the AI.
Finally, please share information about the major challenges in the AECOO industry you feel technology will help to overcome.
AECOO has been a laggard in technology adaption. With BIM becoming the major technology transition drivers, some challenges are;
- Utilization of BIM Data through the facility’s life cycle from design to decommissioning.
- External factors affecting storage of BIM DATA such as blockchain technology, dynamics of Internet of Things, IES Smart city framework.
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