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Everton football club said its new stadium, which it plans to build on the banks of the River Mersey, could house between 52,000 and 62,000 fans once completed.

The club has confirmed that following a public consultation in October it is proposing to build the new 52,000-seater ground, with the capacity potentially rising to 62,000 in the future.

The capacity and design of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be subject to another public airing next summer, with a detailed planning application due to be submitted in the second half of next year.

Colin Chong, Everton’s stadium development director, said the 62,000 capacity figure was not guaranteed.

“It is important to stress that this is our ‘proposed’ capacity and it is currently what we are working towards. The final capacity and design will be subject to further engagement and consultation ,” he added.

Stadium architect Dan Meis said: “We know from all of the conversations we’ve had with fans that they want a stadium that is atmospheric, feels like a fortress and supports the players on the pitch.

“We believe this proposed approach to design and capacity meets with those aspirations.”

Known for stadium designs in his native US, Meis was also responsible for the Manchester Arena, formerly the Nynex Arena. Meis worked with Sheppard Robson on the Everton stadium design.

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Architect John Pawson has been awarded a CBE for services to design and architecture in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

Pawson (pictured), whose practice is based in London, designed the interior of the new Design Museum, which opened in the former Commonwealth Institute building in 2016.

John Wood, chairman of Tolent Construction, has also received a CBE for services to the building and civil engineering industry.

Wood, who has been chairman since 2016, founded the £178m-tunover company in 1983 after working for Wimpey and Balfour Beatty.

Elsewhere in the 2018 list, Abolade Abisogun, chief executive of Urbanist, was made an OBE for services to diversity and young people in the construction industry.

Also in receipt of OBEs were Chris Harrop, marketing director and director of sustainability, at paving specialist Marshalls for services to the prevention of modern slavery and exploitation as well as Robert Skilling, a clerk of works for services to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Katherine Stead, regional chair for Yorkshire and Humber at the Construction Industry Council and principal at West Yorkshire architect Stead & Co, also received an OBE, as did Jennifer Schooling , director at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge.

And Baroness Margaret Ford, the first chair of the London Legacy Development Compnay, is also made an OBE for services to sport and business.

James Richardson, chief economist at the National Infrastructure Commission, received an Order of the Bath for public service.

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Preface:

In this third and concluding part of our blog “Acceptance of BIM in the UK and European Countries”, we will talk about Building Information Modelling and its acceptance in other countries of Europe such as France, Italy, Germany, etc. In our previous articles (Acceptance of BIM in UK and European Countries: Part I and Acceptance of BIM in UK and European Countries: Part II), we had discussed the existing scenarios and acceptance of BIM Services in the UK and Scandinavian countries with the help of actual projects that were carried out using various BIM technologies such as BIM Coordination Services, Clash Detection Services, Scan to BIM Services, etc. We will now understand the acceptance of BIM in France with a project.

BIM in France

While discussing the prevalent situation and future of BIM in France, we had mentioned that way back in 2014, France had mandated that by 2018, it would construct 500,000 houses using BIM Modelling Services. One of the architectural firms that were involved in the creation of these houses shared their first-hand experience in using Architectural BIM Modelling Services for the project. The building was a 9 storeyed mixed use (residential and commercial) building; LOD 400 was used to construct the Architectural BIM model on Revit. Both, Exterior and Interior Architectural 3D models were developed. Several elements such as Furniture and fixtures, lighting, etc. were placed from the available libraries while other Parametric Revit Families were created using Revit Family Creation Services. This gave a realistic look to the interiors of the model.

Once developed, Architectural Construction Drawings were extracted as sheets from this Revit model. These drawings were directly used in the construction phase of the building. This model was also used for presentation purposes. High-resolution photorealistic images were created using 3D Rendering Services. This was then utilized as a marketing tool to sell the property. If needed, you can also create 3D Architectural Walkthrough and Animation from this 3D BIM model.

The architectural firm not only saved the time in designing but also saved cost in developing a separate model for marketing purpose. This model was then passed on to the MEP contractor for further development. The final model served as a repository for all the building-related information.

Closing

The global Building Information Modelling market is growing rapidly as BIM has been driving the technological advancements in the construction industry for the past few years. Various forecasts predict that this growth is only set to accelerate over the next few years. Technologies that can be connected over the internet have been gaining prominence in acceptance. With Cloud BIM poised to become the next technological revolution, it is imperative for companies to embrace BIM to stay relevant and competitive in the long run.

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In this article we look at the different types of information that can be included in ARCHICAD BIM projects.

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Preface:

This is the second part of our blog Acceptance of BIM in UK and European Countries -1. In our previous blog, we had talked about the global BIM scenario and the standing of UK and European countries when it comes to acceptance and implementation of BIM standards. UK government’s mandate on implementing Building Information Modelling in government and centrally produced projects from April 2016 provided a major boost to its acceptance across all industries. This policy saw the UK emerging as a global leader when it comes to BIM implementation and standards. Not far behind the UK are the Scandinavian countries where the popularity and use of BIM have gained traction. We will discuss a project that was executed in Denmark to understand how it helped to gain a contractor’s confidence in utilizing Virtual Design and Construction in their subsequent projects.

BIM in Denmark

One of the prominent contractors in Denmark had bagged a large project of renovating an educational complex housing Kindergartens, Schools, Sporting facilities, and other institutes. There were close to 200 buildings in the complex with a total constructed area of approx. 200,000 m2. One section of the project team believed that employing Scan to BIM Services for this project will be highly beneficial. However, there was one section who wanted to renovate the buildings the traditional way. Ultimately, it was decided that Point Cloud to BIM modeling be applied on one of their smaller projects and if that turns out to be successful, BIM modeling will be employed for this project after scanning the buildings.

A smaller project was selected for the pilot. It was a residential project with approx. 15,000 m2 of area which was divided into 3 buildings. Exteriors and Interiors of all the three buildings along with their respective sites were scanned with laser scanners. The point cloud data generated was then registered and was ready for use. Due to the absence of an in-house BIM team and non-availability of skilled resource amongst the existing workforce, it was decided to outsource the project to a BIM Service Provider company. To learn more about the benefits of outsourcing Scan to BIM Services, click here.

After zeroing in on one of the BIM companies, the registered scans of the project were transferred through the cloud. The scope of work was to create a BIM model of LOD 250 in Revit to include the following components:

  • Architectural Exteriors (walls, wall openings, ventilators, doors, windows, elevators, stairs, railings, ramps, parapets, etc.
  • Architectural Interiors (walls, wall openings, glazing, doors)
  • Structure (floor, slabs, Columns, beams, and trusses)
  • Site Development (upto a perimeter of 5 meters around the building)

Once the model was ready, new design was developed using this information. After the construction was completed, the project was analyzed for its cost efficiency and productivity. The contractor realized a reduction in costs of upto 40% when compared to traditional method. This convinced all the stakeholders on the benefits of BIM and eventually, it was decided to implement BIM for all projects in the company.

To be continued….

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Plans have been submitted to Birmingham council for a £300m scheme in Edgbaston which will provide up to 400 new homes and around 2,400m² of retail and commercial space.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the New Square Garden project (pictured) is set to be developed by a partnership between Calthorpe Estates regeneration specialist U+I.

It will cover 4.3ha, currently occupied by 1960s office buildings sitting alongside the Hagley Road, a main road route into and out of the city.

In addition to the housing and retail space there is the potential for a 100 bed-hotel and 900 car parking spaces.

Paul Patenall, projects director at U+I, said the scheme would extend the city core, creating a new business destination.

The scheme will include retail and commercial

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Northern Ireland offsite specialist McAvoy has been appointed to build a regional office for Homes England in the new town of Northstowe, Cambridgeshire.

The two-storey building is designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects and will be built using modules manufactured off-site – with construction starting shortly.

Homes England’s decision to use modular in the development of its building comes as government has ramped-up efforts to promote modern methods of construction, espeically in its own construciton, to boost the sector’s productivity.

The town is being built on the former site of RAF Oakington, six miles away from Cambridge.

Housebuilders including Barratt and Taylor Wimpey are developing homes at the scheme, while Kier has recently been appointed to build two new schools for the settlement.

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This Post was co-written by Patrick May of 4dProof Information Sets in ARCHICAD We have all read articles and blog posts, attended presentations, and watched videos titled (or about) “Putting the ‘I’ in BIM”. Often these resources talk about leveraging IFC, managing information sets, sending models back and forth, checking model information using programs like Solibri, building […]

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An Introduction to BIM

Building Information Modelling aka BIM is defined as “an intelligent three-dimensional model-based technology that provides a single platform for collaboration of information related to design, fabrication, erection, project management, logistics, etc. of a project throughout its design, construction, as well as the maintenance phase.” It enables AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) professionals to gain an accurate and deep understanding; and tools to plan, design, construct, and manage infrastructure and buildings in a more efficient manner.

Global Scenario

BIM advocates claim that Virtual Design and Construction is the only way forward as it provides an exceptional opportunity for enhancing productivity and cost-savings through all the phases of a building. The construction industry in the UK is undergoing a massive transformation through the BIM-way of working. Though it is believed to be originated in the US, the UK is widely recognized as the global BIM leader. The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden have been amongst the early adopters of BIM Modelling practices. Denmark has mandated its state clients, including Palaces and Properties Agency, the Danish University Property Agency, as well as the Defence Construction Service, to adopt BIM practices. Other European countries such as France, Germany, and Italy are seeing a gradual transformation. While France had mandated in 2014 that it would construct 500,000 houses using BIM by 2018, Italy has issued a decree to make BIM mandatory in 2019 for projects above 100 million.

Why are these countries observing digital revolution in terms of acceptance of BIM Modelling Services in the construction industry? While the government mandate is one of the reasons of its widespread acceptance, the benefits that BIM Modelling Services has to offer to the builders, taxpayers, owners, and other stakeholders has led to its increased popularity. We will have a look at 3 different real-time project from the UK, Scandinavia (Denmark), and France to understand why BIM is widely accepted across UK and Europe.

BIM in the UK

Building Information Modelling was embraced by the government of the UK in the year 2011 and BIM Level II was mandated by April 2016 for all centrally produced and Government projects. Many industry stalwarts had already started adopting BIM Modelling technologies early on and had found them to be effective in bringing down the costs and executing the project within the given timeframe. Slowly and gradually, many companies shifted to BIM in order to better prepare themselves for April 2016.

One such construction company had to build a commercial complex in the heart of London. This building consisted of studios, offices, engineering areas, and the News Centre. There were 8 floors, a mezzanine floor and 2 basements with a constructed area of approx. 800,000 sq. ft. A team of architects, structural & MEP engineers, and BIM modelers developed the 3D BIM models based on the CAD design drawings. Clash Detection Services and BIM Coordination Services is an important tool in detecting the interferences and creating coordinated models. Clash Detection and BIM Coordination was performed between MEP and other disciplines. Post completion, Architectural Construction Drawings, and MEP Installation Drawings were created from the coordination models.

A considerable amount of time was saved and the building was constructed in record timings within the assigned budget.

To be continued….

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An Introduction to BIM

Building Information Modelling aka BIM is defined as “an intelligent three-dimensional model-based technology that provides a single platform for collaboration of information related to design, fabrication, erection, project management, logistics, etc. of a project throughout its design, construction, as well as the maintenance phase.” It enables AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) professionals to gain an accurate and deep understanding; and tools to plan, design, construct, and manage infrastructure and buildings in a more efficient manner.

Global Scenario

BIM advocates claim that Virtual Design and Construction is the only way forward as it provides an exceptional opportunity for enhancing productivity and cost-savings through all the phases of a building. The construction industry in the UK is undergoing a massive transformation through the BIM-way of working. Though it is believed to be originated in the US, the UK is widely recognized as the global BIM leader. The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden have been amongst the early adopters of BIM Modelling practices. Denmark has mandated its state clients, including Palaces and Properties Agency, the Danish University Property Agency, as well as the Defence Construction Service, to adopt BIM practices. Other European countries such as France, Germany, and Italy are seeing a gradual transformation. While France had mandated in 2014 that it would construct 500,000 houses using BIM by 2018, Italy has issued a decree to make BIM mandatory in 2019 for projects above 100 million.

Why are these countries observing digital revolution in terms of acceptance of BIM Modelling Services in the construction industry? While the government mandate is one of the reasons of its widespread acceptance, the benefits that BIM Modelling Services has to offer to the builders, taxpayers, owners, and other stakeholders has led to its increased popularity. We will have a look at 3 different real-time project from the UK, Scandinavia (Denmark), and France to understand why BIM is widely accepted across UK and Europe.

BIM in the UK

Building Information Modelling was embraced by the government of the UK in the year 2011 and BIM Level II was mandated by April 2016 for all centrally produced and Government projects. Many industry stalwarts had already started adopting BIM Modelling technologies early on and had found them to be effective in bringing down the costs and executing the project within the given timeframe. Slowly and gradually, many companies shifted to BIM in order to better prepare themselves for April 2016.

One such construction company had to build a commercial complex in the heart of London. This building consisted of studios, offices, engineering areas, and the News Centre. There were 8 floors, a mezzanine floor and 2 basements with a constructed area of approx. 800,000 sq. ft. A team of architects, structural & MEP engineers, and BIM modelers developed the 3D BIM models based on the CAD design drawings. Clash Detection Services and BIM Coordination Services is an important tool in detecting the interferences and creating coordinated models. Clash Detection and BIM Coordination was performed between MEP and other disciplines. Post completion, Architectural Construction Drawings, and MEP Installation Drawings were created from the coordination models.

A considerable amount of time was saved and the building was constructed in record timings within the assigned budget.

To be continued….

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