Company Spotlight does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin. Learn all about the history, BIM journey and latest Building Information Modelling developments of some of the industry’s most-recognised names. In this instalment, Stride Treglown provide us with an insight into their ethos, methodologies and understanding of what BIM means to them and the industry.
Architectural practice Stride Treglown have been designing buildings for the last 60 years and have been recognized for numerous awards. Their headquarters is UK based but they have a number of offices distributed over three continents and are also one of the ten largest practices in the UK employing over 270 people. Stride’s BIM journey began in 2005 with the purchase of Revit (pre-Autodesk) and up until now, have just under 2 million hours of Revit experience.
Since 2005, Stride has understood that parametric modelling could offer their clients accuracy and speed improvements that could make their service even more appealing. Along came the recession, and with BIM delivering efficient projects, they could respond to the commercial demands of the market. With the uptake in BIM since the turn of the decade, they see it as a collaborative process and not just a technology led by a collaboration between the HR and Production support teams.
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BIM is a new way of behaving in external project teams when designing, drawing and producing information for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. Emotional intelligence, awareness, empathy, persuasion and facilitation skills are all required in the modern construction industry. Stride spread their “can do” attitude and experiences at various BIM events, collaborate with local communities, businesses & educational institutions. They are founding members of the South West BIM Hub, and Behaviours 4 Collaboration (B4C).
As an architectural practice, Stride Treglown provide various services ranging from Architecture, BIM Consultancy & Content, Masterplanning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, and Building Surveying & Conservation to Project Management. Almost all of Stride Treglown architectural projects are developed and delivered using BIM authoring software, protocols and data. Experience from the Ministry of Justice and university frameworks means they have a practical understanding of COBie data drops, model coordination and BIM maturity levels. This understanding means they know when and how to manipulate off-shelf standards and requirements, to focus project teams on the accuracy of project deliverables that will get used, and removal of those that are irrelevant to Facility Management.
Stride Treglown are now offering this BIM knowledge to other consultants, contractors and clients; providing companywide standards, content creation and strategic planning, write bespoke protocols, programme implementation, organise training support and capture best practice. Ultimately, they see the spreading of this knowledge leading to successful collaborative project relationships and a better industry for the future.
For an additional look at some of Stride’s projects, take a look at our extensive image gallery below.