ULCCO Special projects are a fully accredited BIM Level 2 main contractor, with BSI kitemark accreditation to the following standards :
- BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) – Information management using building information modelling. Part 2: Delivery phase of the assets.
- Lead Appointed Party (Tier 1) contractor including Design, Construction, Project and Information management, and client BIM representative services complying with BIM in accordance with ISO 19650-2:2018.
Using our in-house BIM suite of documentation, we can offer our client a bespoke Common Data Environment (CDE) that suits their exact needs at the University of Liverpool.
As a business, we utilise Revit and Navisworks to allow exchange of information between different 3-D models within the CDE; we have also invested in other digital hardware and software, which enables us to work more effectively with our in house client, design teams and supply chain members.
Our business has made a significant investment in BIM and digital technology and its training requirements, recently adopting BIM on our latest contracts of the New Yoko Ono Lennon Centre incorporating the Tung Auditorium, the New School of Architecture and the School of Environmental Science project, located on South, Central and North Campus.
Our Design Managers, and operational teams have participated in BIM training and can offer project specific BIM Execution Plans (BEPs) to suit the requirements of the clients Exchange Information Requirements (EIRs).
Our other digital technologies include Viewpoint, our common data environment, Bluebeam, our software for document information exchange and drawing mark-ups, and Dalux our model viewer. We are also pleased to announce that we have more recently extended our planning software knowledge having used Elecosoft Power Project for many years, we are now introducing 4D into our business with real time planning charts incorporating the 3D model, allowing us to see our projects being built in accordance with and alongside our bar chart programmes.
We have found the benefits for working in BIM include:
- Effective collaboration between our client, design teams, supply chain and ourselves
- Options for our construction staff and our client to view latest models and design information on the CDE
- Speedy and effective document management & control
- Clash detection, saving cost and programme
- Use of Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) data format for consistent classification of assets during aftercare and Facilities Management
- Full compliance with Hackett’ “Golden Thread” if information