New University building benefits from latest BIM technology

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Construction work planned for the University of Cambridge will benefit from the latest in BIM technology.

The Triangle, which when complete will be the new international headquarters for the University of Cambridge’s examinations group Cambridge Assessment, will showcase the very latest BIM innovations during its construction.

Bouygues UK, which successfully bid for the £120million contract to build The Triangle, plans to utilise BIM throughout every stage of the project in order to fully engage with stakeholders.

Bouygues UK M&E manager Brian Brewis said: “When used to best advantage, BIM is every bit as much about the modelling and integration of optimal construction process and logistics, as it about modelling the building itself.

“We are delighted at the enthusiasm for BIM applications that has been shown by our partners on this project, and together we have been realising the benefits of BIM best practice, such as optimised logistics, warehousing and delivery schedules, from the outset.”

The Triangle, which will bring together more than 3,000 employees who are currently split across 11 different sites, is expected to be ready by 2018. The building will be 39 metres high and form a landmark on the southern approach to Cambridge.

Adam Davis is a Partner with Palmers who specialises in helping clients understand the ramifications of business information modelling. He commented: “Anyone operating within the construction and engineering sector needs to be up to speed with the latest BIM developments and how it will affect their business now and in the future.”

Last year, Palmers has held a popular series of BIM seminars and another seminar is planned for later this year. Please contact Adam Davis for further details.

For information on how, BIM will impact on project delivery and help with compliance and contractual issues relating to BIM, contact Palmers specialist construction team.