“To be able to provide a BIM solution for all Civil Engineering Projects”
We aim to utilise the technology and collaborative processes that are at the core of BIM to provide a smoother, more efficient and better value project for all stakeholders.
- Reduced project build time due to reductions in wasted effort
- Less abortive work due to increased coordination and clash avoidance
- More efficient system of work at the construction phase due to a more detailed design and better collaboration of all parties
BIM Case Study – Clash Detection at Barnet
Project: Graham Park Phase 1B
Scope of Works: New road, deep drainage, car park and S278 works
Client: Countryside Properties
There are several disciplines within a model such as utility services, drainage and sub-structure components.
Using the latest software, we can provide a full Clash Detection Service between these discipline models. Breheny have the in-house capabilities of taking information in multiple formats and creating the models required to find any potential clashes which would have an impact on the construction process, causing delays, design changes, material cost and budget overruns.
Working on an urban regeneration project we were challenged with avoidance of the vast amount of underground services which lay within the works area that supply the local community.
By undertaking our own site investigation we were able to model the key areas of the existing services and compare them against the new road construction, drainage and proposed services.
Utilising the tools available we were easily able to identify clashes within the scheme prior to the commencement of the construction phase. This information was fed to the designers in the form of an interactive report for further comment and re-design.
“Clash detection used at Barnet was an extremely useful tool to have at our disposal. It was used on my contract at Grahame Park, Barnet to interrogate potential issues between existing and proposed drainage works. The process helped us to inform the designers of clashes throughout the proposed new network before we put a bucket in the ground. It also highlighted areas where existing drainage would clash with new, giving us the opportunity to resolve these issues before they were encountered”
Ross Futter – Site Manager
We are able to share our models (free read only viewer required) to enable the pre-construction and construction teams to virtually explore the site and quickly see the potential and resolved clashes through saved views with in the model.
Part of the selection process for our software was the ability to share models with all parties connected to the project without the issues of importing and exporting to alternative formats. Autodesk offers that solution, free viewers are available to download from the Autodesks website, which in turn helps us to collaborate with no unwanted expenditure for other parties.