Ministry of Justice announce £800,000 savings on first BIM project

Credit: The Telegraph
Credit: The Telegraph

The United Kingdom‘s Ministry of Justice have announced savings of a monumental £800,000 on their first of four trial Building Information Modelling projects.

A £20m 180-cell extension of Cookham Wood prison in Kent is the first pilot to take off, and the money has been saved due to early collaboration with contractor Interserve.

Construction News have also exclusively learned that one of the trial schemes has been dropped. Chelmsford Prison, Oakwood Featherstone Prison and Abersystwyth Law Court were announced as the quartet of pilots, yet the latter will now not be completed with BIM due to “difficulty in applying BIM data to schemes where a ‘native’ model does not exist”.

The website’s report also reveals that more projects will now be added to the MoJ’s programme of pilot schemes.

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