BIM for London Bridge Station precast concrete construction

Credit: Waldeck
Credit: Waldeck

Building Information Modelling is currently being utilised for the redevelopment of a London train station.

BIM is being thrust into action by Waldeck, who are in charge of completing the design of the platform structure in precast concrete form at London Bridge Station for contractors FP McCann.

In a guest article on Construction News, Waldeck BIM Technician Amy Cheeseman discusses her work on the project and the processes the team are delivering on-site. Cheeseman explained that by having 3D models of the concrete platform foundations meant that the team could design a standardised set of unit types, saving FP McCann from having to create various other moulds at a later date. She writes: “Being able to have 3D models of the in-situ concrete foundations and platform finishes allowed us to design a series of standard unit types, which can be adapted across the entire station and minimise the number of different moulds required by FP McCann.”

Cheeseman is adamant that without the use of BIM across the entire project team, there is no way at all that the project would be have been as successful as it has been thus far.

“Being a BIM project aided our design, allowing us to physically see where all the services were in 3D”, stated Cheeseman. “Overall, London Bridge has achieved BIM Level 2, enabling the assessment of the constructability, maintenance and co-ordination of drainage and electrical services to the station while resolving issues before they got to site, which in turn enabled a higher level of accuracy and faster site erection.”

Click here to the read the entirety of Cheeseman’s highly-insightful case study blog post.

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