The Role of BIM: Benefits for the Designer, Contractor and Client/End-User
Time: 16:15 - 16:35
Date: Tuesday 16 October
With BIM Level 2 mandated on Government funded education projects, Wates Group Design Director, Andrew Barraclough will chair this series of short talks, on how we utilise BIM to deliver coordinated design information through an efficient delivery process and improve. The creation of these models inevitably utilises more up-front resources and adds time in the… Read more »Education Estates 2019
With BIM Level 2 mandated on Government funded education projects, Wates Group Design Director, Andrew Barraclough will chair this series of short talks, on how we utilise BIM to deliver coordinated design information through an efficient delivery process and improve. The creation of these models inevitably utilises more up-front resources and adds time in the early design stages, but there is evidence that this additional investment returns many benefits for the Designer, Contractor and Client/End-user.
With the Output specification for ESFA funded schools pushing more and more towards standardisation, Architects Jestico+Whiles will discuss through case studies, how investing in BIM for schools has helped them to improve efficiency in a fast-paced design environment whilst working collaboratively with the entire design team. From the basics such as standardised libraries and components, other benefits include early design coordination early that traditional methods could never have allowed for, offering new ways to communicate the design, making the process run much more smoothly as well as protecting the initial design concept.
From the Contractors perspective, missing or uncoordinated design equals risk and that inevitably has an impact on the risk allowance that the contractor allocates and that which the client is prepared to accept. This uncertainty leads to cost escalation, challenges the reputation of both designer and contractor. We will discuss how we are using BIM models to develop best-practice engineered solutions prior to arriving on site; delivering high quality installation and fabrication drawings, whilst maximising opportunities for offsite manufacturing facilities leading to less waste, increased safety and reduction of onsite labour and programme
To date, the application and development of BIM largely focuses around the design and construction phases. In looking at the operational stage of projects, AECOM will explore, through the use of real time access to digital information, how digital asset performance management and continuous commissioning can lead to reduced maintenance costs and maximised reliability of service delivery.