WATCH – Metsec and Skanska UK discuss Queen Square BIM project

Credit: Metsec
Credit: Metsec

A new video has shed light on the Building Information Modelling partnership between METSEC and Skanska UK.

66 Queen Square in Bristol, United Kingdom is an office development currently in the works by the metal products manufacturer and construction contractor that has saw the two united by BIM as METSEC were able to provide a 3D modelling service.

“We selected METSEC’s products on this build because they are a well-known company, and when we met with them in the early stages, we expressed out desire to do this with a 3D model using the BIM technology that is available to us,” said Derren Masters, Design Director at Skanska UK.

“We were very pleased that METSEC were able to offer a 3D modelling service, so their ambition to do model everything first and then do the drawings second gave us huge benefits.”

Daniel Reucroft, a BIM Coordinator for Skanska, was next to speak to the video cameras. He explained the benefits of choosing METSEC, whilst also discussing reasons why he thought people were slow to adopt BIM practice.

“I think main contractors are specifying METSEC when looking for a structural solution because of their BIM capability,” noted Reucroft. “Mainly because you get a very early adoption and a good quality BIM model months before you are actually going to build on site.

“For Skanska, that was really great in terms of ironing out any issues we may have had on site or spotting any potential problems we may have missed in 2D.”

Discussing problems the industry has regarding adopting BIM, he added: “I think the main challenges in implementing BIM are people and software. I think for people, it’s all about changing the psychology and demystifying BIM and showing people what the benefits are with BIM, rather than the challenges.”

Reucroft also discusses his on-site role in the clip, whilst METSEC Framing Sales Director, Stephen Ginger also gives insight.

Watch the video package below.

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