Using BIM Workflows to Add Value
The framework’s largest project to date – the Habberley Learning Campus (combining three schools on one site), has provided a launchpad for the use of collaborative Level 2 BIM workflows four years ahead of the Government’s 2016 target date.
From RIBA stages B-C of the project the design team met to identify key aims and objectives for using BIM, defining a project specific BIM Strategy based on the ACE BIM Standard and BS ISO 29481-1:2010.
As the pre construction phase continues Construction, Architectural, Structural, M&E and QS disciplines have worked with Revit software to develop shared data-rich models for use in progression of design development. The use of BIM has added value to the project in the following ways:
- Accurate visualisations of building design allowing for more productive consultations with project stakeholders
- The use of BIM in activities to provide educational opportunities for the schools
- The use of BIM to generate accurate quantities during building takeoffs
- Significant time savings in production of planning submission and construction drawings
- Accurate Structural and M&E design enabling cost saving clash detection exercises
- Accurate Environmental Performance Design Modelling
- The use of BIM to as an analytical tool for identifying problem areas for airtightness
- The use of BIM to construction site logistics planning
- Enhancing the skills base of the design team allowing cross fertilisation to other projects
As the project continues to construction stage the design team are committed to the ongoing review of BIM workflows to identify lessons learnt and further added value. We are committed to ensuring that this learning process informs continuous improvement across the Framework, through liaison with the Framework Strategic Board.