24/8/2017

USING BIM AT VERKIS

The number of projects using BIM methodology has increased significantly in recent years at Verkís. As designers get a better handle on the methodology and improve the project team coordination around BIM projects, their benefits are evidently revealed. BIM gives designers greater freedom to seek more cost-effective solutions that lead to optimization for the client during the construction and operation of the building.

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Among the BIM projects at Verkís are two swimming pools located in Drøbak and Holmen, Norway. Due to increased demands for energy savings in Norway, these projects are technically complex in both design and operation. The Holmen swimming pool has been nominated by FutureBuilt in Norway as one of 50 exemplary projects. The project was chosen based on environmentally friendly solutions. The detail design of the swimming pool in Drøbak was implemented during construction time in close collaboration with the general contractor. Active coordination and collision analysis minimized possible construction time problems, with probably more than hundreds of incidences averted, resulting in significant cost savings during construction.

Iw-snapshot-6The expansion of the Búrfell power plant is another Verkis initiative using the BIM. Emphasis is placed on the use of models and their coordination. The power plant consists of many buildings, tunnels and ditches. Design models are made for each part but the project which has many fields of expertise. In the end, the combined model of the project will consist of over 40 different design models. The project uses the BIM 360 Glue cloud to provide central access to the most up-to-date models. It also includes visual coordination and collision analysis. Verkís partners in the project have shown significant interest in this initiative and have increasingly become active participants in the BIM process.

Currently at Verkís there are two large transport projects in progress for the Norwegian Road Administration which outlines detailed requirements for the use of BIM design processes. The models form the basis for decision making in the design process and are particularly useful for making a presentation for the official review process.

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Verkís has set ambitious goals in implementing BIM. A BIM action plan has been implemented to support BIM projects, as well as implementing active professional development support. Verkís has sought to be an active participant in professional work in the field of BIM and BIM implementations in Iceland.

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Building Information Modeling, BIM, is a process used during the lifecycle of a building, from planning to operation and maintenance. BIM design model is a digital prototype of a building, a model made up of building components that contain information about the properties of the actual building components

BIM provides an opportunity to:

  • Increase the quality of design
  • Streamline the construction process
  • Build more environmentally friendly structures
  • Reduce energy consumption during operations
  • Streamline the operations and maintenance of a structure