Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Real World Examples

Case studies are a good way of demonstrating the real-world value of BIM implementation by using clearly defined metrics to measure key performance indicators.

First Case Study 1: 100 Binney Street, Massachusetts, 10-storey office building built in 2007.
• 25% reduction in waste and rework
• Virtual elimination of design coordination errors
• Direct fabrication from BIM : 0 errors, 12-16 week savings
Value of coordination and clash detection by running through some numbers as an example.

Clash detection.
Case Study 2: Leeds Arena, UK.

£60million multi-purpose arena built in 2013.
• 9000 drawing issues were saved by using models
• 75% reduction in design meetings = 1,500hrs
• Design time saving = 15,000hrs
• 60,000 miles of travel saved
• Normally 1,000 site based clashes. 90% caught at design with 100 undetected until on-site.
• Each clash costs an average of £3,500 to resolve on-site
• Potential saving from coordination of £3,150,000
Case Study 3: Sydney Opera House, Australia

Multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour. BIM Academy supported a major project to provide specialist facilities management (FM) technical capability for Sydney Opera House.
Key project facts:

• £16.5M annual maintenance costs.
• As a government facility, it is fully financially accountable to the public.
• 20 historical FM systems were in place.

Key benefits (not quantitative):

• Operational and cost efficiencies were improved.
• Data was accessible and more reliable.
Case Study 4: Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong

Mass Transit Rail Corporation (MTR) is regarded as one of the world’s leading railway operations, carrying on average 3.6 million passengers per day.
There was the development of the project which investigated the feasibility and business case for collating and linking asset data from various 3D digital and 2D conventional formats derived from ongoing rail infrastructure projects and migrating this data to a new asset and facilities management systems.
Case Study 5: Standard Information Management Plan (SIMP)

SIMP stands for Standard Management Information Plan, and it is a way that the Scottish Futures Trust found to standardise the way information is required and delivered on school projects in Scotland.

On these projects, BIM Academy was appointed as a 3rd party to the client in an Information Management role, to:

• Support councils to specify what information they need on their projects,
• Specify how this information needs to be structured and at what key dates this information needs to be delivered.
Scottish Futures Trust provides a template for city councils so that they can structure their requirements under the same basic headings.

We then use these templates to specify the requirements for all parties.
In section three, for example, we establish the goals to be achieved with the implementation of BIM on the project.
In Appendix 1 we specify the documents that will contain this information. Here we can see a list of the documents required for a school project.

We can see that they have been assigned a unified classification system called Uniclass 2015. They have assigned a Project Management (PM) code so that we can later search these documents independently from where it is stored.
BIM is not just used in the United Kingdom, it has a global use.