Mission Critical BIM

Kirby Group Engineering Data Centre Excellence

Taking the lead role as model coordinator on a data centre project, Kirby produced a central federated model which allowed the client and all trades to collaborate efficiently throughout the project lifecycle. The model was updated daily with real-time information which the client, site team and other trades could access remotely via tablets.

The interactive nature of the model reduced the number of onsite visits and meetings which led to greater efficiency as the site team could spend more time working on the project. The federated model was developed at the design stage and progressed through to project completion. Upon completion, Kirby ensured that a full LOD 500 model was delivered to the client allowing for facility management.

“Using detailed isometrics produced directly from the model, Kirby was able to prefabricate 90% of the pipework off-site.”

 ‘Through the use of BIM and efficient use of prefabrication, the mechanical and electrical construction phase of the project was completed in less than 20 weeks. This was a significant turnaround especially given the tight project schedule’ said Mark Danaher, BIM Manager at Kirby.