Engineering consultancy Adept discuss global BIM projects, BRE certification

Adept's Algernon Firth project in Leeds. Credit: Adept
Adept’s Algernon Firth project in Leeds. Credit: Adept

Engineering consultancy Adept have discussed their foray into Building Information Modelling in an interview with the company who have certified their Level 2 proficiency.

Speaking with BRE, the Managing Director and BIM Manager at the Leeds-based company, Erol Erturan and Balasz Trojak, explained their decision to get certified, and the impact that it has had on their business. Whilst the company admit that the certification has not helped them integrate BIM into their business (they began that process in 2009), the say that it has helped make Adept more desirable to the next generation of professionals.

“Our staff have a sense of pride and achievement. We feel the certification supports the Adept brand and mission statement to remain at the forefront of leading technology as a proactive and dynamic engineering practice. One of the most obvious results was when we modelled and detailed approx. 800 tonnes of rebar without any site issues for a £55m project (50,000sqm distribution centre plus 8500sqm office).

“Our younger staff and apprentices have confidence that Adept are fully on board with BIM which makes them excited to work with us and gives them opportunities to develop new skills and progress in their career.”

The firm also discuss some of their BIM projects, and how long they have adopted BIM on all projects: “One of the first projects we designed using BIM was a Sea Palace for a dignitary in Abu Dhabi. The architect was based in Singapore, the contractor in UAE, the steel fabricator in Turkey making this a truly global and successful project.

“Since 2013 we took the decision to design all projects in using BIM software and processes regardless of size. Adept are pioneers in their field and so initial challenges were in the general lack of BIM use in the industry so a lot of our BIM was done in silo. We were still offering the benefits of BIM to our customers which is our primary aim, but ultimately full collaboration with the entire design team is our goal.”

Enjoy the full interview over at the BRE’s website.

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