UK: The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has expanded its building information modelling (BIM) trial projects programme and revealed its first project will save GBP 800,000 through collaboration with main contractor Interserve.
Terry Stocks, Head of Project Delivery, Ministry of Justice, said GBP 800,000 had been saved on the new-build project at Cookham Wood through early collaboration on BIM and work with Interserve.
However, a proposed BIM trial project at Abersystwyth Law Court with Kier has been stopped.
The trial project was one of four originally set out in February alongside Cookham Wood, Chelmsford Prison and Oakwood Featherstone Prison.
While the MoJ will continue to look at gathering BIM data over the longer term with Kier on the GBP 150 million Oakwood Featherstone Prison, it has decided not to use BIM at Abersystwyth Law Court amid difficulty in applying BIM data to schemes where a ‘native’ model does not exist.
However, several new schemes have been added to those being trialled by the MoJ using BIM data in the tendering process.
The MoJ is applying BIM it its procurement of new accommodation and regime buildings at HMP Mount; a reception refurbishment at HMP Leeds; a new entry building at HMP Aylesbury; a new kitchen at HMP Winchester; and its replanning scheme at Liverpool court.
Source: CN Plus