Until recently, the construction industry has suffered a technology bypass, relying on centuries-old processes to manage projects that are getting more complex and demanding faster execution. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is making a shift by industrialising construction and setting up off-site assembly lines for manufacturing modules that can just be assembled on-site by a lean team.
"BIM provides a huge opportunity for the industry and our business to grow and prosper, and we need to work together to ensure that we make the very best success of what BIM has to offer." Lucy Abbott, BIM Director, Wates Group.
Use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation. Participants in the building process are constantly challenged to deliver successful projects despite tight budgets, limited manpower, accelerated schedules, and limited or conflicting information. The significant disciplines such as architectural, structural and MEP designs should be well coordinated, as two things can't take place at the same place and time. Building Information Modelling aids in collision detection at the initial stage, identifying the exact location of discrepancies.
BIM can bridge the information loss associated with handling a project from design team, to construction team and to building owner/operator, by allowing each group to add to and reference back to all information they acquire during their period of contribution to the BIM model. This can yield benefits to the facility owner or operator.
On the iconic Queensferry Crossing project, BIM Level 2 certified MEP specialist contractor, SES Engineering Services (SES) created complete prefabricated solutions in a challenging environment.
Their business enterprise systems-driven BIM and engineering ethos created efficient and high quality large scale modular solutions that were designed in the virtual environment, manufactured in the factory and assembled adjacent to the site.
Paul Newby & Gordon Cullen - SES Engineering Services will be speaking at Explore Offsite Infrastructure - discussing BIM Integrated Manufacturing with Remote Assembly on an Iconic Structure.
Paul Newby & Gordon Cullen will be joined at Explore Offsite Infrastructure by an outstanding speaker line-up that includes: Phil Wilbraham, Development Director - Heathrow Airport; John Spittle, UK Representative - Wiehag; Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation - Anglian Water; Phil Robinson- Lead, Principal Engineering - Laing O'Rourke. And more, for the full list of speakers go to: http://exploreoffsite.co.uk/2017-events/explore-offsite/conference-speakers
Taking place on 05 December 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, this combined conference and exhibition will present pioneering case studies of civil engineering projects that have used offsite technology to deliver infrastructure schemes on programme and budget.
Explore Offsite Infrastructure provides a dynamic and interactive learning experience for all delegates through presentations and the wide array of exhibitors. Tickets cost £125 + vat to include access to conference and exhibition, parking, refreshments and lunch - to find our more or to secure your place at Explore Offsite Infrastructure go to: www.exploreoffsite.co.uk/book