BIM collaboration on £56m mixed use development in Lewisham
ECE Director Craig Boddington explains the benefits of BIM during the construction phase of this mixed use development in Lewisham.
Acting on behalf of Denne Construction ECE Architecture and ECE Planning teams have worked extensively using BIM on this large scale regeneration scheme in the heart of Lewisham, London.
ECE Architecture were appointed to develop the approved design, re-order the elevations and improve the design quality of the overall development while meeting the needs of future occupiers.
ECE Planning were appointed to manage the delivery of the project through the complexities of planning process, including the submission and management of various applications for amendments to the previously permitted scheme.
The design team adopted a BIM approach from the outset; building modelling was developed by the design team in Autodesk Revit while the wider team collaborate using 4Projects.
Using BIM has brought a range of opportunities and benefits;
- At planning stage key elements of the project could be represented using construction level information, ensuring a full understanding of the materials and junctions.
- Coordination of structure and services in a 3D environment together with clash detection has reduced levels of re-work on site.
- Changes to drawings have been global, ensuring coordinated documentation which is a real benefit to site management.
We are pleased that the collaborative approach adopted on this project has provided tangible benefits to the entire team.
Construction is progressing well with the concrete frame complete and the envelop progressing. The first phase is due for occupation in early 2015 with the remainder of the development due for completion in 2016.
The development includes: 4150m2 of A1 retail, multi-storey car park and 406 self-contained flats for London & Quadrant Housing Association.
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