May 2019

SMR are pleased to announce that the continuing development of BIM principles with Winvic Construction, has seen the recent completion of 2 logistics schemes for Prologis adopting BIM Level 2 methodologies responding to their EIR.

SMR were appointed to the team to set up BIM strategies and processes including:

 BIM Goals and Objectives
 Roles, responsibilities and design ownership
 Design Coordination and information authoring
 Clash Detection and Resolution
 Information sharing in a Common Data Environment
 COBie
 Model federation

The success of this project in relation to BIM was achieved through the implementation of a BIM Execution Plan, that formed a working document which was updated and developed at regular intervals to document and track strategies and deliverables, as well as utilising the model at the main discussion tool at design and client team meetings. Clash detection processes ahead of meetings allowed the team to focus on problem areas during the meeting and come up with design solutions prior to packages reaching site. This proved to be very beneficial.

In addition to this a Master Information Delivery Plan clearly defined who was doing what and when this was to be delivered against the construction programme. This clearly highlighted that the information to be produced and coordinated was shared amongst the team and this in turn set the foundations for a much more collaborative approach. The MIDP also set the basis for decision making from the client on maintainable assets and the information collected could then be checked against COBie requirements.

BIM principles and processes certainly proved beneficial for theses schemes and Ian Lem from Winvic Construction said:

‘I’m pleased to say that the service I received from you and your team at SMR was nothing less than excellent, from your initial BIM execution delivery meeting with the design team and through all the stages of the model coordination & clash checking to completion of the project your input has been fundamental in achieving a clash free build on site.’