University of Kent School of Economics
With the construction industry moving forwards after the initial COVID lockdowns, we sat down with Gary Scott (Head of Digital Construction at Willmott Dixon London and South) to pinpoint the new and future ways in which BIM will add value for contractors, owner-operators and the industry as a whole. What follows here is the highlights of that discussion.
Majenta Solutions have had the pleasure of working as BIM Information Manager to help Willmott Dixon deliver state-of-the-art buildings to prestigious universities. With recurring staff members reuniting on successive projects across Contractor, Client and Information Manager, all teams involved have been rewarded for their efforts with new BIM learnings. Majenta’s Information Managers saw first-hand – and contributed to – major changes to the way that BIM is used and valued in construction. These range from changing client requirements, to better savings in the building maintenance phase, to recognition of the range of knowledge and experience that third party Information Managers such as Majenta can bring to the table.
The Kennedy Building is the new three-story home of the University of Kent’s School of Economics, providing a strong visual identity for the School and boasting an array of PV solar panels. Main Contractor Willmott Dixon brought Majenta Solutions onboard to act as BIM
Information Managers for this campus centrepiece.
For the creation of a new state-of-the-art economics building, it was essential that all necessary information could be provided to the facilities management (FM) team for effective building maintenance.
Majenta worked alongside Willmott Dixon and their consultants to ensure the client deliverables were obtained and provided to the standards the university required. Majenta worked with the university to ensure they fully captured requirements for the FM teams to effectively maintain the building.
The university received a fully compliant model containing all required information for the FM team. The model had an integrated digital O&M
manual which could easily be updated using access databases.