GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore


BUDAPEST, November 28, 2016 – The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes Graphisoft's .pla file format.

The CoP sets out the minimum modelling standards and regulatory information required to be provided in the BIM model. The GRAPHISOFT Singapore team worked closely with BCA to develop a standard template and associated guidelines to help and guide ARCHICAD users in their architectural plan submissions in native BIM format. Relevant links regarding detailed submission requirements are listed below.

Chidambaram Chidambaram, Director, BIM Implementation at GRAPHISOFT Singapore, hailed the announcement "as a significant step forward for BIM in Singapore, as the new requirements demonstrate how the industry’s focus is moving towards the ‘I’ (information) in BIM."

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