Changing our methodology was crucial to overtake the situation. Using a collaborative cloud platform like BIMcollab was the key to our success. Facing tight deadlines and a high volume of modifications during the Design and Construction Phases with a traditional coordination approach (mail, phone, PDF reports) was not an effective methodology at all. This situation got even more chaotic when we had to collaborate with other firms and keep track of all the versions and issues related with the Model coordination.
BIMcollab helps to increase the levels of collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency on our projects and it provides access to a real-time audit trail that provides both textual and visual information, which is extremely useful. Multiplex Construction Europe is a Tier 1 Main Contractor working on major construction projects in central London.
This traditionally Excel-based exercise slowed down the process of identifying and communicating issues. BIMcollab was implemented to mitigate this issue, allowing many users to all be viewing and commenting on the design at the same time, whilst providing visibility of these issues to all users. ''My name is Lindsay Collier and I worked as a Digital Engineer for Laing O’Rourke as part of the MPT Joint Venture on the Trafford Park Line of Manchester Metrolink.
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 main mission of BIM Freelance is to unite all those who know, or want to know, BIM technology as an attitude that leads to continued commitment to improve the quality of life that this technique allows. Vladimir Dominguez, trains professionals in BIM, and he is also responsible for product optimization and project management. More than 1.000 professionals have already studied BIM with BIM Freelance.
Getting the data right by using BIMcollab turned out to be a huge time saver. A 4-hour meeting was reduced to a 30-minute meeting, which left us with much more time to focus on the design. The social housing complex ‘Het Schip’ (the ship) was designed by Dutch architect Michel de Klerk in 1917, constructed in 1918, and delivered in 1919.
Michel de Klerk is considered one of the main architects who influenced the Amsterdam school style of architecture, with ‘Het Schip’ being a prime example of this style. Eigen Haard, the owner of the complex, commissioned archivolt architecten BV as one of the members of the design team to renovate and refurbish the complex. It was mandatory for all the companies involved to use BIM. This was the first national monument project to be completely executed in BIM.