Simplifying the complex with BIM at the University of Dundee.
The work also included the replacement of an existing process steam generation plant room of this 135-year old institution’s School of Life Sciences building.
With extensive experience working in live environments, Dalkia understands the necessity to ensure minimum downtime. This is where BIM can make a real difference and demonstrate to the customer how this can be achieved through careful planning of each phase of the works. Furthermore, the collaborative aspect of the tool is invaluable, having provided the project team access to design, tender, construction and handover stages, as well as integrated asset management for long term life cycle maintenance.
This project challenges the perception of BIM only benefiting larger schemes, especially as it enabled efficiencies through 5D practices and errors in the original design of the installation to be rectified. This would not have been possible through traditional 3D designs.