Apartment Development for Dixons Contractors   This Design and Build project was for the development of production information for 31 apartments from planning application drawings which had been prepared by another consultant.  How BIM added value to the project:  The difficult site meant a BIM model could minimise the risk of design changes on site. Coordination of architectural elements, structure and services and cooperation to investigate novel approaches to design development were all implemented.  The developer contractor, acting as a part of the team, was able to bring their construction knowledge to the process andinfluence detailed design development in workshop meetings.  Quantities export from the BIM model and analysis by the contractor maintained the budget.  Specific BIM tools:  This project entailed using a mixture of leading BIM design software for both modeling and clash detection. IFC viewing and checking software was used by Dixons Contractors and other parts of the team who were model consumers rather than model creators.  Significant Data Drops:  An initial BIM implementation plan formed a sound basis for the development of models by all of the design team.  Once the BIM strategy was confirmed, each design team could then upload their model to a cloud based platform, allowing the other consultants to access these files and produce a confederated model. This confederated model provided us as the architect with the ability to quickly and efficiently provide clash detection as well as a visual reference.  Subsequent drops of amended and updated models were coordinated with our confederated model updated, via hotlinks, with the newest information from the other design consultants.  Models were reviewed with Dixons Contractors at development stages to investigate the practicability of the construction and potential sequencing, site layout and health and safety implications.  We exported information on quantities to Dixons Contractors from the model for processing by their Quantity Surveyors. Data was broken down into a series of reports/tables that together represented all of the materials and objects that comprised the building.  Co-Ordination/Working with others:  We assembled a team that comprised Architects, Structural Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers all working as BIM model creators and coordinating with Dixons contracts as a model consumer.  We used our software proficiency to ensure coordination between the software platforms in use to develop the model to the required standards

Apartment Development for Dixons Contractors

This Design and Build project was for the development of production information for 31 apartments from planning application drawings which had been prepared by another consultant.

How BIM added value to the project:

The difficult site meant a BIM model could minimise the risk of design changes on site. Coordination of architectural elements, structure and services and cooperation to investigate novel approaches to design development were all implemented.  The developer contractor, acting as a part of the team, was able to bring their construction knowledge to the process andinfluence detailed design development in workshop meetings.  Quantities export from the BIM model and analysis by the contractor maintained the budget.

Specific BIM tools:

This project entailed using a mixture of leading BIM design software for both modeling and clash detection. IFC viewing and checking software was used by Dixons Contractors and other parts of the team who were model consumers rather than model creators.

Significant Data Drops:

An initial BIM implementation plan formed a sound basis for the development of models by all of the design team.

Once the BIM strategy was confirmed, each design team could then upload their model to a cloud based platform, allowing the other consultants to access these files and produce a confederated model. This confederated model provided us as the architect with the ability to quickly and efficiently provide clash detection as well as a visual reference.

Subsequent drops of amended and updated models were coordinated with our confederated model updated, via hotlinks, with the newest information from the other design consultants.

Models were reviewed with Dixons Contractors at development stages to investigate the practicability of the construction and potential sequencing, site layout and health and safety implications.

We exported information on quantities to Dixons Contractors from the model for processing by their Quantity Surveyors. Data was broken down into a series of reports/tables that together represented all of the materials and objects that comprised the building.

Co-Ordination/Working with others:

We assembled a team that comprised Architects, Structural Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers all working as BIM model creators and coordinating with Dixons contracts as a model consumer.  We used our software proficiency to ensure coordination between the software platforms in use to develop the model to the required standards

  Apartment Development for Dixons Contractors   This Design and Build project was for the development of production information for 31 apartments from planning application drawings which had been prepared by another consultant.  How BIM added value to the project:  The difficult site meant a BIM model could minimise the risk of design changes on site. Coordination of architectural elements, structure and services and cooperation to investigate novel approaches to design development were all implemented.  The developer contractor, acting as a part of the team, was able to bring their construction knowledge to the process andinfluence detailed design development in workshop meetings.  Quantities export from the BIM model and analysis by the contractor maintained the budget.  Specific BIM tools:  This project entailed using a mixture of leading BIM design software for both modeling and clash detection. IFC viewing and checking software was used by Dixons Contractors and other parts of the team who were model consumers rather than model creators.  Significant Data Drops:  An initial BIM implementation plan formed a sound basis for the development of models by all of the design team.  Once the BIM strategy was confirmed, each design team could then upload their model to a cloud based platform, allowing the other consultants to access these files and produce a confederated model. This confederated model provided us as the architect with the ability to quickly and efficiently provide clash detection as well as a visual reference.  Subsequent drops of amended and updated models were coordinated with our confederated model updated, via hotlinks, with the newest information from the other design consultants.  Models were reviewed with Dixons Contractors at development stages to investigate the practicability of the construction and potential sequencing, site layout and health and safety implications.  We exported information on quantities to Dixons Contractors from the model for processing by their Quantity Surveyors. Data was broken down into a series of reports/tables that together represented all of the materials and objects that comprised the building.  Co-Ordination/Working with others:  We assembled a team that comprised Architects, Structural Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers all working as BIM model creators and coordinating with Dixons contracts as a model consumer.  We used our software proficiency to ensure coordination between the software platforms in use to develop the model to the required standards

Apartment Development for Dixons Contractors

This Design and Build project was for the development of production information for 31 apartments from planning application drawings which had been prepared by another consultant.

How BIM added value to the project:

The difficult site meant a BIM model could minimise the risk of design changes on site. Coordination of architectural elements, structure and services and cooperation to investigate novel approaches to design development were all implemented.  The developer contractor, acting as a part of the team, was able to bring their construction knowledge to the process andinfluence detailed design development in workshop meetings.  Quantities export from the BIM model and analysis by the contractor maintained the budget.

Specific BIM tools:

This project entailed using a mixture of leading BIM design software for both modeling and clash detection. IFC viewing and checking software was used by Dixons Contractors and other parts of the team who were model consumers rather than model creators.

Significant Data Drops:

An initial BIM implementation plan formed a sound basis for the development of models by all of the design team.

Once the BIM strategy was confirmed, each design team could then upload their model to a cloud based platform, allowing the other consultants to access these files and produce a confederated model. This confederated model provided us as the architect with the ability to quickly and efficiently provide clash detection as well as a visual reference.

Subsequent drops of amended and updated models were coordinated with our confederated model updated, via hotlinks, with the newest information from the other design consultants.

Models were reviewed with Dixons Contractors at development stages to investigate the practicability of the construction and potential sequencing, site layout and health and safety implications.

We exported information on quantities to Dixons Contractors from the model for processing by their Quantity Surveyors. Data was broken down into a series of reports/tables that together represented all of the materials and objects that comprised the building.

Co-Ordination/Working with others:

We assembled a team that comprised Architects, Structural Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers all working as BIM model creators and coordinating with Dixons contracts as a model consumer.  We used our software proficiency to ensure coordination between the software platforms in use to develop the model to the required standards