Stratford Plaza is one of many projects we have developed using Building Information Modelling (BIM), developing a digital representation of physical characteristics of a building and creating a shared knowledge resource for information exchange. From this, we are able to explore alternative concepts, conduct value engineering and optimise our designs.
The original concept by Allies & Morrison was extensively optimised by us in collaboration with Telford Homes. The project involves the redevelopment of a site opposite Stratford station to create a building with 220 apartments over 20 storeys, plus commercial, plant, ancillary and parking areas.
The building envelope comprises the off-site pre-fabrication of repetitive curved facade elements. These are modelled using Level 2 BIM in the design process and the information imported into the fabricator’s format for manufacture. By utilising Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs), we can ensure that our model progresses in a logical manner before it is used by another consultant or subcontractor.
Conventional 2D drawings were derived from model views, allowing accurate depiction of complex geometry and automated co-ordinating and updating of construction drawings.