BIMcollab is highly effective
Using the clash detective tool within Navisworks is fine, but BIMcollab makes the process of creating issues and reporting them to the project teams far more streamlined and automated. Matthew Bannister, digital engineer with Laing O’Rourke, is currently working on the project Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. They have been commissioned by the university of Manchester to to construct a state of the art research facility at its campus in the city centre.
The building has a gross area of 16.000 m2, spread over eight floors, with one basement level. Research areas will include: nuclear, 2D nano-materials, bio-chemical and ultra-sensitive vibration monitoring.
“BIMcollab makes the process far more streamlined and automated”
My credo is to keep an open mind about learning new technologies, software and processes.
What may seem like more work in the beginning, will be a great benefit later on.
In my opinion, the current coordination process needed to be updated. Using the clash detective tool within Navisworks is fine, but BIMcollab makes the process of creating issues and reporting them to the project teams far more streamlined and automated. Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focussed engineering enterprise spanning the entire client value chain. They operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious public and private organisation.
We use Revit, Navisworks and Solibri Model Checker in combination with BIMcollab. They all work perfectly fine together. What really is a big advantage, is the ability to double click the issue image in any software and be taken to that exact viewpoint.
I think BIMcollab is highly effective in streamlining the design phase of a project. As mentioned before, the ability to easily find and rectify issues is a huge advantage. The simple to use BCF Manager that connects multiple software platforms is also excellent.