Sector: Example Project
Project value: Approximately £120!
BBD tools: GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD, GRAPHISOFT BIMx, KUBUS BIMcollab, Solibri Model Checker, Microsoft Excel and COBie QC Reporter
Other tools: Areo, Autodesk A360, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Navisworks Manage, Autodesk Revit, Bentley AECOsim Building Designer, BIM Vision, DDS-CAD Viewer, Exactal CostX, IfcOpenShell (BIMserver), Nemetschek Vectorworks, PolyWorks, simplebim, Synchro Pro, Tekla BIMsight, Viewpoint for Projects and xBIM.
This project was developed to demonstrate how even a child’s toy can apply BIM processes. The concepts of LEGO are well understood by laypeople so it provided the perfect vehicle to explain key BIM concepts – including Issue Management, Model Checking, Sequencing (4D), Costing (5D), Laser Scanning, COBie and BIM to FM.
The project won Best BIM Project at the Construction Computing Awards in November 2017.
Read the blog series here
The project successfully demonstrated that GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD could create a fully-compliant COBie file. From this, a book was produced explaining the process of creating and delivering a viable COBie file.
The project was challenging: to bring together information from three different authoring tools and create one consistent output.