WATCH – Balfour Beatty talk Autodesk BIM 360 utilisation for Olympic Stadium transformation

Credit: Autodesk, Balfour Beatty
Credit: Autodesk, Balfour Beatty

“We’re able to better guarantee success through managing quality because now we have far greater insight in terms of the performance of the projects which ultimately impacts the finished product for the customer as well as delivering the project on-time.”

That was the opinion of Balfour Beatty‘s Prinicipal BIM Integrator, Kevin Lloyd who is one a handful of their team featured in a new video published by Autodesk.

Balfour Beatty are currently transforming London’s former Olympic Stadium into a new home for West Ham United Football Club, amongst other roles including playing host to the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships.

The global infrastructure giants were awarded a £154 million tender to act as contractor for the redevelopment, and to construct a new roof, which itself is valued at £41 million.

In a new video published by Autodesk, the Balfour Beatty team explains the benefits of utilising Autodesk’s BIM 360 product. Dean Banks, Balfour’s Managing Director for UK Construction Services comments on how going digital is benefitting his team: “Digital allows you to become leaner in the things you do. It helps you become more informed in terms of decision making because it gives you access immediately to real-time data.”

BIM 360 has helped Balfour to assign work to subcontractors too. One of their BIM Managers, Stanley Nwokoro explains: “We’ve seen the benefits in the sense that our quality engineers and package managers are able to raise 6,000 snags and assign these snags to the subcontractor.”

Elaborating on that positive, Technical Support Manager, Ife Aderoba says: “We all have a common place to go to look at the issues. I found that two thirds of all snags were actually allocated to one particular subcontractor so by identifying trends, you can deal with those issues a lot sooner.”

Watch Autodesk’s recently published video below.

For more on Autodesk’s BIM 360 platform, visit the official website and follow the team behind the tool on Twitter too.

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