Roadmap to Implement BIM and Project Control Integration


at Pertamina Refinery Project in Indonesia



By Rizky Feryansyah, CCP

Jakarta, Indonesia


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a cutting-edge and cost-effective solution for transforming the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The BIM methodology enables the creation of a digital three-dimensional (3D) model that can be incremented and updated as all disciplines and stages of a building project are developed. The idea of integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Project Controls, which uses the fourth dimension (time) and fifth dimension (cost) of BIM, will be proposed to management as an alternative way to optimize the process of generating Project Schedules and Cost Estimation from BIM software-generated design. By using the MADM method with the non-compensatory and compensatory models, the attributes scoring result from each alternative shows that integrating the combination of BIM 4D and 5D into the company’s business process has the highest score compared to partial integration (4D or 5D) and conventional way (not using BIM). This integration will improve the accuracy of the schedule and cost estimate, simplifying the working flow, lowering the risk of miscalculation, and increasing the return on investment for the company.

Keywords:   Owner Company, Main Contractor, Subcontractor, Building Information Management, Project Management, Schedule, Progress, Work Breakdown Structure, Cost Breakdown Structure, Refinery Project.


Background of BIM

Building Information modeling (BIM) is an innovative and effective solution for transforming the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector[2] [3]. Owners from the public sectors in many countries (e.g., the U.K. and Singapore) now increasingly mandate BIM use in their projects[4], while private owners also exploit BIM use for excess returns. These pressures lead to widespread BIM use and impose new requirements for contractors. “BIM gradually becomes the indispensable qualification criterion for contractor selection, and contractors have no choice but to implement BIM[5].” Even for those small subcontractors, BIM implementation is the determining factor for their survival in the competitive market[6]. Therefore, contractors should select the optimal way to implement BIM efficiently and effectively.

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology allows the creation of a digital three-dimensional (3D) model, incremented and updated throughout the development of all the disciplines and stages related to a building project[7]. The BIM model is generated using the available support tools, and all information is centralized. The model is organized by hierarchical levels, suitable for directed data retrieval by specialty, element, or material[8]. After the elaboration of all components of the building design, the BIM tools most used easily access the model database, allowing its application on the execution of the diverse type of tasks commonly worked out over the project documentation, such as graphic representation, quantification of materials, budgeting[9], facility management, or construction planning[10]. The BIM methodology, based on the centralization of information and the available advanced technological tools, allows the stakeholder involved in the project to collaborate using the same work platform, leading to the reduction of errors and conflicts, which results in cost savings[11].Figure 1 shows the Dimensions of BIM, while the relations between BIM Dimensions with the Asset and Project Phase Gates are shown in Figure 2.


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How to cite this paper: Feryansyah, R. (2024). Roadmap to Implement BIM and Project Control Integration at Pertamina Refinery Project in Indonesia; PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pmwj138-Feb2024-Feryansyah-roadmap-to-bim-and-project-control-integration-at-Pertamina.pdf

About the Author

Rizky Feryansyah

Jakarta, Indonesia


Rizky Feryansyah, CCP is a Specialist Cost Engineering with twelve (12) years (since 2011 – Present) of experience in Oil & Gas Refinery and Petrochemical Development Project. He is currently working as a Specialist Cost Engineer at the Indonesian National Oil Company. Having a strong interest in the energy industry (Oil and Gas). Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Indonesia and Master’s degree in Gas Project Management also at the University of Indonesia. He attended a distance learning mentoring course under the supervisory of Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo, CDT, CCE, MScPM, MRICS, GPM-m Senior Technical Advisor, PT Mitratata Citragraha (PTMC/APMX), to attain Certified Cost Professional certification from AACE International.

Rizky Feryansyah, CCP lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and can be contacted at rizky.feryansyah@gmail.com and rizky.feryansyah.kpi@gmail.com.

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