BIM is a process that nurtures collaboration between all project contributors throughout its lifecycle to promote efficient construction and reduce the risk of clashes and on-site delays. The Spanwright UK design team have driven their expertise to a new level as they can now utilise intelligent 3D models collectively joining all building plans, layouts, details and designs together in one single file.
The recent investment in software and up skilling of staff was stimulated by our constant drive for innovation along with the UK Government’s introduction of a 5 year implementation plan due to come into effect in April 2016. At this point, all public procured construction projects in the UK must utilise BIM throughout the entire project life-cycle. It is also becoming apparent that the industry will specify the use of BIM as a prerequisite for most medium to large scaled projects across both the UK and Ireland.
Spanwright and BIM
Through the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) Spanwright have implemented lean design systems to ensure our process is fully transparent through each project phase. Using industry leading 3D CAD software specific to the precast concrete design and manufacturing process, we actively encourage and promote top quality service standards during design and production amongst our team.
The Benefits of BIM
Most importantly, implementing BIM improves efficiencies and significantly reduces the risk of human error. The process helps make informed decisions at all levels throughout the duration of the project and encourages clear and live channels of communication. The benefits of BIM are augmented as a manufacturer using automated factory processes as information easily flows from design right through to the production line which is much more difficult to achieve on site.
For Spanwright, we believe the BIM process is transparent, minimises risk and is beneficial to all stakeholders.