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Building information modelling (BIM) image of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

Using the power of big data to cut two years off delivery

With a team of over 300 staff spread over multiple offices, the design delivery of this major sewer expansion project required an efficient means of sharing information.

ClientThames Tideway Tunnel
ExpertiseEngineering design and information management

We created an industry leading common data environment (CDE) – our first to be fully BS 1192-compliant – which combined product information, CAD, BIM and project controls on a single platform. The CDE brought together 12 technical disciplines, and within each one we empowered information champions to help build the culture required to effectively deliver the project. Weekly BIM meetings meant problems were quickly resolved and best practice shared widely.

Use of the CDE had very positive outcomes with vast cost and time savings. Altogether, 350 drawings were avoided across the project, with a six-month reduction in design delivery time that enabled an overall reduction of two years in the construction programme. The platform also enabled smart progress reporting, and our client was so impressed with our automated earned value analysis that it has been rolled out on other contracting joint ventures.

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