Schneider Electric team with ARCHE 5 for French laboratory BIM project

Schneider Electric‘s French division have announced plans for two new offices and a laboratory.

Batirama reports Building Information Modelling processes will be utilised on the project, which will be designed by ARCHE 5.

The construction of the Grenoble-based, LEED Platinum certified buildings will begin in mid-2016, with a 2018 delivery date forecast.

Autodesk Revit is the design tool of choice, following Schneider’s ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ signing with Autodesk. As part of that agreement, the facilities management stage of the project will be intensively researched by both parties.

Dynamic thermal analysis will be conducted by Swedish company EQUA, who will utilise their IDA ICE product for this process once the Revit model is exported to IFC format.

It also reported that the project will be used as a pilot for future collaborations with Autodesk to develop their procedures. The all-important, valuable results will be ready in two years when 1,500 employees will call the new site their home.

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