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Q&A with BIM Manager Kapil Kumar

Transforming Architecture & Interior designs with AR (Augmented Reality) into interactive & immersive digital models

Kapil Kumar is dwp’s BIM and digital business change management specialist, working on all aspects of change driven by industry transition to BIM technologies. He is a BIM & Digital Transformation leader, who has been delivering benefits through BIM process, technology and change initiatives for large Multi-Nationals in the USA, Asia and the Middle East.

What does a BIM manager do?

I connect the dots within the business. I am responsible for implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) procedures and digital design & construction techniques to ensure project success.

What do you love about what you do?

I have always been passionate about technology. I love the way it is changing our way of life. BIM drives similar change in design and construction with the use of more advanced tools, technology and methods. 

What is your favourite quote?

‘Revit is not BIM’

What are your guiding principles?

I believe in a practical approach over a theoretical approach. This always helps me to achieve my goals and stay on task for each project and, ultimately, the organisation’s success. 

How do you summarise what is great about BIM?

The great thing about BIM is that it connects all the stages of a project’s life cycle from a single source of information.

What inspires you?

Anything that drives creativity. When people experiment and think out of the box. 

What do you perceive to be the culture of dwp and why does that resonate with you?

I always like to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds. dwp is a place where you find people from different cultures, speaking different languages working together to achieve the same goal of great project design, quality and success.

What is the future of AI in design? 

AI will bring more automation to the way we design buildings. More design options can be studied in less time through Generative Design. This will help in optimising space and plot usage and reduce overall project cost. 

What do you hope we can achieve with technology?

Technology has no limit, it keeps on evolving with time. What we think is impossible now, technology can make it possible in the future.

What has been the most surprising technological development in the last decade?

Cloud Technology is the one development that made the single most significant contribution to working culture. Cloud made it possible to allow different teams from different locations around the globe to work on a single platform simultaneously.

Do you follow ‘rules’ or break them?

To keep discipline and consistency, rules are definitely required. But when too many rules cause a negative outcome, alternative ways need to be found.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Never stop learning new things in life. Self-learning is the best way to make progress in a career – others can only give direction. 

 

To learn more about how BIM can benefit every phase of your project’s life-cycle, contact kapil.k@dwp.com

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