BIM Management and BIM Coordination in construction stage. POWERBIM Pilot Project.

BMCE TOWER IN RABAT

Year: 2017  |  Client: Groupe NOX |  Size: 50,000 m2
Firms: Colliers International  |  CRCCI |  TGCC

Revit
Navisworks
Dynamo
POWERBIM

PROJECT APPROACH

BIM6D has participated in fast-track stage for the BIM Construction Management process and BIM MEP modeling for construction phase for this spectacular multi-uses skyscraper designed by Rafael de la Hoz.

The project presumes to be the next tallest skyscraper in the African continent, with more than 250m high and 50,000m2 of surface area for homes, offices, commercial and others.

Groupe NOX contracted by Colliers International for this phase, has subcontracted the BIM services to our team of professionals who have demonstrated involvement and effort in fulfilling the complex requirements of the project, coordinating with the client in meetings, trips and sequential coordination processes.

Among other specialized developments that we have introduced in the project to improve coordination, visualization and quality, we highlight:

  • Use of multiple dynamo routines adapted to automated auditing and error correction processes for BIM quality assurance
  • Modeling in higher detail of certain key areas of the project, such as machine rooms and critical areas for the correct resolution of the project
  • Use of Autodesk Forge and Microsoft technology to create data visualization and management applications, origin of our POWERBIM tool
  • Implementation of a CDE platform (common data environment) for effective collaboration with the client for models and files generated regularly, with secure servers

POWERBIM PILOT PROJECT

All great projects need great tools. BIM6D team developed the first version of POWERBIM using Autodesk Forge technology and Power Bi API among other technologies. This has been used to monitor the project evolution from the data point of view.
POWERBIM automated the data extraction of quantities and properties of components by levels, zones, classification systems, and others, interactively without the need to use a workstation or complex softwares, just in the web side we get to manage a huge amount of data related to components in real time.

POWERBIM today with the same project

In 2020, we have the opportunity to be shortlisted to participate in an accelerator organized by Dubai Future Foundation and promoted for Dubai Municipality. We prepared an updated version of the functionalities connecting the BMCE Tower to devices in real time like sensors and cameras, just to show how can be managed skyscrappers under construction and we discovered a new world of possibilities.

Check the video to check result at 1:54

PROJECT EXPLANATION

Created by BIM6D for the project

BIM Management and BIM Coordination

BIM6D has been designated BIM Management and BIM Coordination Team by our client (Groupe Nox), together with BIM MEP modeling task for this great project, the higher to be constructed in Africa and an international reference.
The timeline started at October 2017 until the end of the year. A lot of work to do and a lot of coordination meetings in Paris, Barcelone and Rabat.
One of the more important things was to go in detail to the general criteria of different MEP disciplines and how paths of primary / secundary systems, where calculated and positioned in the project in a good basis to be scaled to all floors starting with typical floors, so because the shape of building elevation all floors are different but all of them should maintain the same basis of design.

Construction Management

BIM MEP Modeling and Coordination

In a short of time we had to face a very complex project in which the coordination of the MEP systems to develop with the rest of disciplines, such as the structure that was being defined, at the same time that we had to maintain the great architectural design proposed by the architect Rafael de la Hoz in the previous design stage. The construction implied challenges that were only possible to face with professional experience on the one hand, and the use of automation tools for coordination audit in the other hand, as well as the injection of great amount of parameters automatically that were being edited in a database external to the multiple models but linked to them by defining a shared classification system.

Created by BIM6D for the project

Common Data Environment

Using Virtual Machines implemented in Google Cloud, our team of developers implemented a Common Data Environment Open Source platform specific for this project, in order to provide all stakeholders a way to collaborate in BIM, integrating the next functionalities listed below:
-Web access and mobile
-Document manager and workflow aligned to BSI PAS 1992
-IFC viewer integrated
-Autodesk Forge viewer integrated to data visualization reports
-Calendar of events and submittals
-Chat / Issue Manager / RFI’s and other coordination / communication functionalities

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