AECOM-led consortium drafted in for Sydney Opera House BIM interface work

Logo Credit: AECOM
Logo Credit: AECOM

A consortium led by AECOM that includes BIM Academy and EcoDomus have been selected to deliver Building Information Modelling work on the Sydney Opera House.

The trio will create a graphical interface of the iconic building in work that will combine “traditional building management control systems, building information databases and building information modelling”, that’s according to The Construction Index.

A geospatially accurate model of the building already obtained will be combined with non-graphical data such as engineering documentation and maintenance management to create the BIM interface that will “will be critical to management and development” of the Australian landmark, allowing those using the BIM to better assess and manage both physical and functional characteristics of the famous structure.

“After initially assessing the market it quickly became clear there was no single BIM solution that could be applied to both development and construction projects as well as on-going facilities management of the Opera House,” explained Greg McTaggart, Sydney Opera House’s Director of Building. “We identified a gap in the industry and decided to tender for a bespoke, user-friendly solution.

“The Opera House is truly unique so it’s exciting that we have the opportunity to develop bespoke, leading-edge building technologies that not only meet our specific needs but also those of the wider industry itself.”

For more on the 18-month project, click here to view TCI’s original article.

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