Balfour Beatty utilising BIM on two major projects

Credit: Balfour Beatty
Credit: Balfour Beatty

Construction juggernaut Balfour Beatty have won a gargantuan rail project worth £70 million, and Building Information Modelling will be at the heart of it.

According to Link2, work will commence later this month on a new Crossrail station at Woolwich, which is due for completion in 2018.

As well as designing and fitting out the station, work will be carried out on two areas where Crossrail trains will resurface from the Thames Tunnel at North Woolwich and Plumstead respectively.

Speaking about the use of BIM on the projects, Balfour Beatty CEO Nicholas Pollard said: “Our experienced major project team’s ability to deliver high profile infrastructure schemes has been recognised with this award of the final Crossrail station package for Europe’s largest construction project. Our use of innovative computer-aided Building Information Modelling tools, linked to off-site construction, will reduce the overall works programme compared to traditional construction methods.”

In addition to that success story, the firm also celebrating their capture of a £42 million education facility development.

Balfour will transform the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University in Leicester, a project that BIM will also be utilised on. BIM helps manage and drive sustainability, a factor that is particularly important to the company on the Midlands-based project. In relation to this, Northern Managing Director for Balfour Beatty Major Projects, Jon Adams said:

“Balfour Beatty has extensive experience in delivering university buildings of all types and we are looking forward to bringing a high-quality finish and a sustainable approach to this project. We have a track record of delivering work for De Montfort University dating back over 10 years, having previously refurbished the Hawthorn Building and constructed the centrepiece Campus Centre building in 2003, and we are looking forward to delivering another part of the University’s ambitious transformation programme.”

Click here to learn more about Balfour Beatty’s use of BIM on their latest two construction efforts.

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