Our Experience - Hong Kong
Digital Transformation of Cost Management for Nan Fung
About Nan Fung
Nan Fung Group has property development as its core business. The group entered the property development business in the mid-1960s in Hong Kong by purchasing residential and commercial buildings and then by land acquisition for development. In the mid-1990s, the group began investing in China's property market and since 2001 has built projects in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The group is also involved in international projects as sole investor or as a joint venture partner in major cities around the world.
Nan Fung Group diversifies in businesses in areas such as property construction, property management, property finance, hotel and the shipping industries. Recent examples of large infrastructure projects in Hong Kong within which the Company has undertaken works include the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Infrastructure, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Passenger Clearance Building, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Hong Kong Section) and the MTR Shatin to Central Link. With deep roots in Hong Kong for 50 years, Chun Wo has accumulated extensive experience and a strong position in the construction sector enabling it to expand business to countries along the “Belt and Road” route in Southeast Asia. Examples of such expansion are the acquisition of a construction and engineering consultancy in Singapore and contracting the Design and Construction of Aqueduct undertaken in the Philippines during recent years.
Nan Fung has been actively considering adopting innovative BIM technologies to improve their own business process. They believe such technologies can lead them to excel from the industry.
MES was honored to be appointed as consultant for 5DBIM (QIM) digital cost management.
a) Management Consultancy for Project Delivery Systems
Feasibility workshops were held within different divisions among Chun Wo. Senior management staff were also invited to empower the change commitment. Overall, MES recommended top-down BIM adoption approach.
MES’s BIM experts not only gave insightful advice but also helped Chun Wo to develop their own Quantitative Information Modelling (QIM)/5DBIM execution plan and standards. The following deliverables were developed:
Standard Approach of Modelling (SAM) for QIM and Cost Management
BIM for QIM and Cost Management Standard, Workflow
Gap analysis for QIM/5DBIM adoption between current and expected condition
Automation in the daily and strategic cost management
Feasibility study for digital transformation of cost management and QIM
a) Research & Development and Professional Training
An agreement for further research development and professional training through the consultancy and feasibility study was made after feasibility workshops.
MES then developed QIM software to suit the Chun Wo needs. Meanwhile, MES prepared the training syllabus for different divisions in accordance with different job natures. This syllabus was based on the practical needs as well as other cross-departmental requirements from the corporate digital strategy perspective. Then MES’s expert group delivered customized training to related staff.
The training was delivered in a form of project-based training.
On the ground Project-based training scheme delivers approximately over 6 months among 6 dedicated modules, each module conducts by MESs’ competent Trainer/Project Manager in a cycle of every 3-week which consists a 2-day on-site training workshop and an off-site Q&A online support services for delegates’ ongoing learning and queries.
6 dedicated modules include:
1. Architectural BIM Modelling - 3D modelling
2. Structural BIM Modelling- 3D modelling
3. MEP BIM Modelling - 3D modelling
4. Model Structure (curtain wall, structural steel) - 3D modelling
5. Model Integration Management - 4D Simulation
6. Project data management under BIM workflow - 5D Costing
6-month Project-based training scheme will only conduct simultaneously with pilot projects.
c) Change management
MES was responsible for a completed project and an ongoing project to guide Nan Fung as BIM Management Consultant and implement the project delivery systems prepared in the aforementioned guidelines and execution plan