Hong Kong: Balfour Beatty Construction won the buildingSMART Hong Kong International BIM Award 2015 in the ‘Best BIM Application in Education’ project category. buildingSMART recognised Balfour Beatty for the innovative use of BIM technology on a project at the University of San Diego (USD). As part of the university’s ongoing campus improvement programme, it sought to reconfigure existing facilities in order to facilitate the expansion of its engineering school, the SHILEY-MARCOS School of Engineering. The aim was to complete the project with minimal interruption to student and faculty activities.
“By leveraging BIM early in the process, we were able to identify potential clashes on the project ahead of time, which saved the university time and money. Based on our experience on this project, the University of San Diego will require all future projects to use BIM,” said Tim Doudna, Senior Project Manager, University of San Diego.
Source: Balfour Betty