BIM aiding redevelopment of Australian aquatic centres

Building Information Modelling is at the heart of updating a number of aquatic centres across Australia.

Sourceable are reporting on a “renewed interest” in redeveloping sporting and leisure venues Down Under, and it’s said that there is a particular demand for aquatic centres to get revamped.


One particular example that is referenced in the article is the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. BIM was undertaken during the project renovation, which saw the demolition of the original centre’s supercentre, major excavation works for two new pools of 50-metres and 20-metres and the construction of the new four floor recreational building.


BIM allowed for “extensive collaboration and coordination” between design team members from the outset of the project and the team devised a BIM Implementation Plan of protocols and parameters, meaning the build could run as efficiently as possible.


BIM software was also crucial in the development of the facility’s roof. Using rendering tools, both the client and architect could view what it would be like under the roof, allowing them to ensure their vision for Hawthorne could be perfectly recreated.


Read the entire article and learn more about the several aquatic redevelopments by clicking here.