Another Key project working with BAM construction is Richmond BUPA care home in Oxford, where initially we helped BAM gain the winning £45 million contract by supporting their tender bid, leading onto the development of full construction BIM data.
Project specific issues included a varied external facing material list as necessary to meet planning restrictions, a part basement floor area and complicated roof detailing.
Project BIM Model
The aim of the BIM data development was a number one priority for the client BAM, past experience of its use provided a wish to utilise the way of working due to understanding the benefits it provides.
The focus on a clear way of communicating to their client and agreeing of what they propose to construct, a one build approach and the benefit in programme and material usage.
The elements of the project produced in 3d data included architectural, structural, M&E– all working in a single co-ordinated model.
Our initial main role was to develop BIM data of buildings on the site from the tender information the bid was to be based upon, with the aim to accurately calculate material costs and accurately quantify data.
On the successful tender bid, by our client, our role as shadow architects was to develop the project architects 2d drawings into the BIM way of working, highlighting inconsistencies and clashes in drawings. This allowed the architect to make amendments before the building went to site, saving money and preventing any issues being discovered once actually on site.