Friday 8 March 2013

The potential of BIM to reduce waste during design and construction (part 2/2)

A few days ago I blogged about my presentation at ecobuild on the Tuesday.

Also presenting at the same seminar were Ryder Architecture, Hilson Moran, Balfour Beatty and Kingspan Insulation. Some of the key slides below in this blog.

1. Richard Wise - Ryder Architecture

Richard was the first designer up to speak...
Fig 1 - Makes the point that we already do build with standardised components
Fig 2 - The Manchester Central Library is a great BIM case study

2. Nigel Clark - Hilson Moran

Following Richard's presentation from an architectural perspective, Nigel gave some thoughts from a service engineer's point of view...
Fig 3 - Making the point that you must get the fundamentals correct at the start of the project
Fig 4 - Great slide demonstrating both geometric and specification property set development
Fig 5 - Simple slide showing the benefits of BIM from the point of view of Hilson Moran

3. Kevin Lloyd - Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty then presented the contractor angle...
Fig 6 - Reducing waste through targets through 2013
Fig 7 - Learning lessons and standardising specification (NBS Create!)
Fig 8 - A big part of the waste debate is during demolishing - you must know what is in the building

4. Karen Jones - Kingspan Insulation

For the first year we are now seeing manufacturers now present on BIM too. Karen Jones from Kingspan Insulation explained that it is about product innovation and on the service that is given to construction professionals. Not just glossy brochures and a big stand at ecobuild - but delivering the BIM objects that the market needs. 
Fig 9 - Standard size insulation products with environmental impact properties on National BIM Library
Fig 10 - And more of a focus on BIM to come

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