Duncairn Centre for Culture and Art   This was a project for the conversion of a historic church on the Antrim Road in Belfast to a cultural centre. The project was grant aided from a variety of sources.  The facility was opened in 2014.   How BIM added value to the project:   The BIM data allowed significant stakeholder and funder buy in to the project through the 3D images and our 3D Virtual Reality presentations.  The 3D modeling approach to the design ensured that a solution was developed that would be sympathetic to the existing building.  We were able to explain the proposal and obtain buy in from the Northern Ireland Environment agency who would process the Listed Buildings Application.   Specific BIM tools and approach:   We obtained and used a point cloud survey to prepare an as existing model of the church building.  Using our BIM software we maintained a single model of the exiting building and the proposed facility. This allowed us to easily monitor exactly how our interventions would impact on the existing fabric by jumping back and forth from the existing to proposed views.   ‘Data Drops’ at RIBA project stages:   2/C: 3D VR presentations to the community, funding organisations and politicians.  3/D: All planning application drawings. NIEA Listed buildings attended our 3D walkthrough presentation of the design proposal.  Images for publicity and for funding applications.  4/FG: Working Drawings, Schedules.  5/K: 3D Virtual Reality model to assist contractors in getting a feel for the project.    Next Project

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Art

This was a project for the conversion of a historic church on the Antrim Road in Belfast to a cultural centre. The project was grant aided from a variety of sources.  The facility was opened in 2014.

How BIM added value to the project:

The BIM data allowed significant stakeholder and funder buy in to the project through the 3D images and our 3D Virtual Reality presentations.  The 3D modeling approach to the design ensured that a solution was developed that would be sympathetic to the existing building.  We were able to explain the proposal and obtain buy in from the Northern Ireland Environment agency who would process the Listed Buildings Application.

Specific BIM tools and approach:

We obtained and used a point cloud survey to prepare an as existing model of the church building.

Using our BIM software we maintained a single model of the exiting building and the proposed facility. This allowed us to easily monitor exactly how our interventions would impact on the existing fabric by jumping back and forth from the existing to proposed views.

‘Data Drops’ at RIBA project stages:

2/C: 3D VR presentations to the community, funding organisations and politicians.

3/D: All planning application drawings. NIEA Listed buildings attended our 3D walkthrough presentation of the design proposal.  Images for publicity and for funding applications.

4/FG: Working Drawings, Schedules.

5/K: 3D Virtual Reality model to assist contractors in getting a feel for the project.

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  Duncairn Centre for Culture and Art   This was a project for the conversion of a historic church on the Antrim Road in Belfast to a cultural centre. The project was grant aided from a variety of sources.  The facility was opened in 2014.   How BIM added value to the project:   The BIM data allowed significant stakeholder and funder buy in to the project through the 3D images and our 3D Virtual Reality presentations.  The 3D modeling approach to the design ensured that a solution was developed that would be sympathetic to the existing building.  We were able to explain the proposal and obtain buy in from the Northern Ireland Environment agency who would process the Listed Buildings Application.   Specific BIM tools and approach:   We obtained and used a point cloud survey to prepare an as existing model of the church building.  Using our BIM software we maintained a single model of the exiting building and the proposed facility. This allowed us to easily monitor exactly how our interventions would impact on the existing fabric by jumping back and forth from the existing to proposed views.   ‘Data Drops’ at RIBA project stages:   2/C: 3D VR presentations to the community, funding organisations and politicians.  3/D: All planning application drawings. NIEA Listed buildings attended our 3D walkthrough presentation of the design proposal.  Images for publicity and for funding applications.  4/FG: Working Drawings, Schedules.  5/K: 3D Virtual Reality model to assist contractors in getting a feel for the project.    Next Project

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Art

This was a project for the conversion of a historic church on the Antrim Road in Belfast to a cultural centre. The project was grant aided from a variety of sources.  The facility was opened in 2014.

How BIM added value to the project:

The BIM data allowed significant stakeholder and funder buy in to the project through the 3D images and our 3D Virtual Reality presentations.  The 3D modeling approach to the design ensured that a solution was developed that would be sympathetic to the existing building.  We were able to explain the proposal and obtain buy in from the Northern Ireland Environment agency who would process the Listed Buildings Application.

Specific BIM tools and approach:

We obtained and used a point cloud survey to prepare an as existing model of the church building.

Using our BIM software we maintained a single model of the exiting building and the proposed facility. This allowed us to easily monitor exactly how our interventions would impact on the existing fabric by jumping back and forth from the existing to proposed views.

‘Data Drops’ at RIBA project stages:

2/C: 3D VR presentations to the community, funding organisations and politicians.

3/D: All planning application drawings. NIEA Listed buildings attended our 3D walkthrough presentation of the design proposal.  Images for publicity and for funding applications.

4/FG: Working Drawings, Schedules.

5/K: 3D Virtual Reality model to assist contractors in getting a feel for the project.

Next Project