Greater Manchester UTC, Oldham
We provided civil and structural engineering design on this four storey steel framed technology college to provide a new learning facility with specific vocational training for technological subject matter.
The building was designed using Fastrak Building Designer which permitted the design to be transferred into REVIT as part of the integrated building design model.
Simultaneously, the contractor was able to commence procurement of the steel frame, with the inevitable long lead-in period being mitigated.
The integrated application of BIM by the design team clearly resulted in early resolution of the key design issues, thus enabling accurate and early cost appraisals to be presented.
This project has been an excellent example of how the application of BIM can add real value to a project in terms of having the fundamental design principles established at a very early stage.