3d-building-cutaway-isometric-final-bSMR Architects are pleased to announce the recent completion and successful handover of the Asset Information Model, utilising BIM Level 2 Processes on behalf of Prologis and Winvic Construction, for two units as part of Prologis Park – Ryton.

 Looking to gain a greater understanding of the benefits Prologis as a business could gain by adopting BIM Level 2 Processes on future projects, SMR were appointed to the team to set up BIM strategies and workflows 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
  • Testing the benefits of a federated model for use as part of the wider asset information model, through information linking

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.  In addition to this a Model Production and Delivery Table, together with 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 client formed a key player throughout the project and the use of the model at meetings as well as the drawings, provided further clarification of design coordination and delivery though the build.  In addition to this, the capture of information as part of the wider handover file was structured in a way that could be tracked and signed off, assisting the transition from design and construction into use and operation.

Whilst the project only utilised BIM processes through the construction stage to test ideas, strategies and workflows, the final information that was made available confirmed to the client the benefits that can be achieved from the outset and throughout the life of the project.

James Chapman – Prinicipal Engineering Coordinator at RPS Group said:

We were the Project Engineers and we worked closely with SMR to provide a final coordinated model for the developer.  We modelled the substructure, external service yard and drainage elements, as well as provided key COBie information for the clients maintainable assets. SMR guided us through the process which was of great benefit to our team and has helped us improve and develop our BIM skills and knowledge, this will certainly stand us in good stead for future projects.

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