BBESL appoint Ibsecad as BIM provider

Two new projects for our London office, Northwick Park Hospital and Gatwick South Terminal begin.

August of this year saw Balfour Beatty awarded a £14.4m contract by North West London NHS Trust to build a new emergency department in Harrow. The new department at Northwick Park Hospital connects a modern pavilion style construction, to existing buildings via linked bridges. With the owners of Gatwick airport announcing an extra £1bn investment, on improvement earlier this year, there is an abundance of re-development on site. Gatwick South Terminal baggage and Pier 1 is the current focus for Ibsecad, this development will provide visitors with a new entrance, car park access and external drop off area.

On Northwick Park as the chosen BIM provider, our efforts will create solutions to ensure the installation package is constructed off site, using a modular construction method. Past projects like Maurice Wohl have proven that pre-fabrication modelling reduces manufacturing time & installation time on site. Something construction companies are keen to achieve given the modern day programme deliverables. With our team dealing directly with Modular Systems Plus, the process has been streamlined from the start up meeting to the delivery of the pre-fabrication to site.

With Gatwick Pier 1 a Building Integrated Model (BIM) is being constructed now with prefabrication in mind, this starts with a fully compliant Revit model of the project substation, to an agreed Gatwick BIM execution plan. A full review with Modular Systems Plus has been completed & prefabricated modules & plantroom skids will be completed for all viable areas of the project. The team will also complete two 4D Time sequencing model activities for the plantrooms, along with 6D FM Asset tagging of agreed plant & distribution items.

We are looking forward to enhancing the two projects further in 2014 for Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd; especially with regards to the Prefabricated solutions we are detailing within the BIM process.