2016 - October 2016

BIM workshop at Leeds City Council – 24/10/16

BIMWatson Batty ArchitectsHenry Boot ConstructionLeeds City Council

As part of Henry Boot Construction's continued efforts to lead BIM adoption in the region, BIM Champion Philip Lambourne has been engaging with key public sector clients.

Using lessons learnt at our Extra Care House Project in Yeadon and in conjunction with architects Watson Batty we held a BIM workshop with the client team at Leeds City Council. This explored the benefits of BIM for the client and what the next steps for BIM adoption should be. This covered Employers Information Requirements (EIR's), BIM Execution Plans (BEP's) and the use of Common Data Environments (CDE's).

Simon Collins from Watson Batty Architects said, “Watson Batty Architects improved their understanding of the BIM process from a client’s perspective through the workshop, sharing ideas and experiences with the end user client Leeds City Council. The lessons learnt and the detailed discussions around client benefits and requirements will help further shape and enhance the practice's project delivery in the BIM environment. The workshop also allowed Watson Batty to show case the practice's future use of augmented and virtual reality and enabled the client to see how viewing a 3D model in context greatly assists stakeholders in space planning and design visualisation.”

“Staff from Leeds City Council found the workshop very informative and a useful learning point in the development of the Council’s BIM strategy. It was particularly useful to understand how BIM had been used to give advantage to the project. We were very pleased to be able to agree to continue to collaborate with Henry Boot and Watson Batty so that we can learn more about how to use and manage the wealth of data that a housing construction project provides. This will feed into how the Council uses BIM to deliver higher quality projects and more efficient processes in the future.”

Dan Callaghan, Regeneration Officer, Housing Growth Team, Leeds City Council

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager