BIM (Building Information Management)
The Silk District, Whitechapel

Stockwool were appointed by London and Quadrant (L+Q) to assist them in their bid for this large site in Whitechapel, having been successful in the bid Stockwool provided planning services thorough to planning approval, we were also retained to provide tender information and provided a full service through to completion of phase 1 of the development.

The project has been one of our more advanced projects in the use of BIM technologies and collaborative working, a process that has taken us from inception to completion of the development. Our client, L+Q, set ambitious targets in relation to the application of BIM technologies across the full lifecycle of the building, including design development, procurement, construction and management of the development.

From the outset of the project a 3D model was created in line with the agreed BIM Execution Plan. From the outset of the project the BIM model has been used by the consultant team, it was used to produce the visualisations including VVI’s, townscape assessment, wind analysis, sun/daylight studies, rights of light, and acoustic modelling.

During the later phases of the concept design stages, the model has been coordinated with the Structural Engineer and Services Engineer to ensure that the highest levels of integration within the planning application itself.

Having obtained planning permission we began work with the contractor and the engineers to develop the model to tender stage – taking the level of detail (LOD) from concept (LOD2) to LOD3. At tender stage it was intended that the development would be largely pre-fabricated, so the team worked closely with the contractor to develop the model using prefabrication components that met their DfMA criteria. The components within the model were developed to provide high levels of attributed information through the technical design phase and the model was formally clash detected using Solibri, a third party software. The Federated model provided a shared resource which was accessible to all of the technical, contracting and client teams.