BIM to be utilised on latest Mott MacDonald flood protection project

Logo Credit: Mott MacDonald
Logo Credit: Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald’s latest flood defence scheme will see Building Information Modelling be utilised.

On behalf of Aberdeenshire Council, Mott MacDonald are to design the £15 million project in Stonehaven, United Kingdom to protect the community with a ‘1 in 200’ example flood protection from the River Carron in Scotland.

“We have been improving the efficiency of the initial concept design by reducing piling requirements, overall material volumes and simplifying construction requirements,” explained Project Director, Stephen Knight.

“Working with statutory bodies, we are aiming to minimise the impact on the watercourse during construction by maintaining part of the existing river channel where possible.”

Due for completion in 2018, MacDonald will carry out ground investigations and environmental surveys before tackling flood wall and embankment design.

A video flythrough look at what residents can expect from the project has also been released and can be viewed below.

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