Three projects make the shortlist for BIM Project Excellence, showcasing the best use of BIM on UK construction projects.
Keller & Taylor Woodrow Bam Nuttall JV – Victoria Station Upgrade
2014 saw the Victoria station upgrade team complete the first large-scale use of jet grouting for tunnel construction in the UK.
To manage the project’s significant challenges, the team used BIM to highlight potential risk areas of gaps in the ground treatment block that was created to provide a safe environment for tunnelling, as well as to improve integrated planning between disciplines to overcome these.
The tunnelling team therefore had visibility of hazards before they were encountered on site, enabling them to plan control measures and significantly de-risk tunnelling activities.
Lakesmere Group – Greenwich Marketing Hub
Since 2009 Lakesmere has completed nine projects to Level 1 and this year has successfully completed its first in-house Level 2 project, the Greenwich Marketing Hub.
Working in partnership with its software supplier, it has created the Lakesmere BIM Academy, an in-depth internal training programme to ensure a consistent level of company expertise.
BIM awareness training has also been rolled out to all departments of the company, including helping streamline the procurement and manufacturing processes.
Metek UK – Oval Quarter SW9
Metek used BIM on its light steel frame project at the Oval Quarter in London.
BIM coordination allowed the scheme’s first two-storey units to be built in just seven days, with swift and accurate comparisons of construction sequences carried out throughout.
Management of data was efficient and offsite manufactured elements were also modelled.
Progress against programme improved from block to block, and the team achieved an exemplary safety record thanks to the BIM planning process.