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Project Description

201 Bishopsgate and Broadgate Tower are part of British Land’s Broadgate Estate and total 811,000 square feet.

They were designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) and built by Bovis Lendlease, completed in 2008. British Land was exploring the use of BIM to understand how the asset information that typically took a year to extract from the handover O&Ms for addition to their CAFM application could be automated.

Activeplan had been helping them on this journey with other projects, including their own head office building, York House, so Bovis adopted the process and provided trade contractors with data templates to provide their as-installed information in a form Activeplan could read.

Bovis were using BIW (now Aconex) as their CDE so Activeplan connected into the project data, capturing submittals of schedules and drawings. The CAD drawings were used to create a spatial model of both buildings and location of the installed equipment was extracted from the CAD files and located in the Activeplan asset database, linking asset data to the objects.

We called this a FIM (Facilities Information Model) and it was used to generate the schedules that Broadgate used to populate their CMMS application, Concept. They were able to mobilise the CMMS three months before handover rather waiting for the traditional H&S/O&M manual which was completed six months later.

Project Details
  • Client: 201 Bishopsgate and Broadgate Tower
  • Skill: Revit, AutoCAD, COBie

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