This lecture is CPD certified
Speaker: Nigel Cole, Mace Group
Date: 27 March
Location: MG14, University of Westminster – View Map
Nigel will review the challenges and lessons learnt from the construction of the UK’s tallest structure, The Shard. His talk will cover:
- Construction techniques utilised on the Shard including top-down core construction and prefabrication
- Overcoming the logistical difficulties/site constraints of a major building project in central London
- Engineering a vertical city – producing a tall building that provides maximum benefit to users
- The technology used to facilitate a collaborative working environment
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The first in the BECi 20:20 Series took place on Thursday 24th January 2013.
The first session started with a video introduction by David Dernie, the Dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment.
David introduced BECi and the BECi 20:20 Series and explained that SABE are in a unique position to be able to speak to practice and industry, to engage in cross-disciplinary research and deliver industry-relevant teaching that prepares our students for tomorrow’s integrated practice. David foresees that collaborative working and coordinated information exchange is about to change the face of built environment industries internationally; moreover that the BECi initiative can become key to a combined academic and industry drive to produce the integrators of the future.
Martin Ball then gave a presentation outlining the Government Construction Strategy and how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the key strategic objectives. Martin explained the basics of BIM and challenged whether BIM is a tool, process or management methodology.
Ultimately, Martin’s key proposition is that BIM is more than a 3D modelling tool. Whereas much of the attention is on the technology aspects of BIM, the effectiveness of BIM is down to the collaboration and integration of the stakeholders of the project.
CLICK HERE for the whole session: This includes David’s introduction; Martin’s part starts exactly at 7:00 and ends at 27:00. The remainder is the Q&A session
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