Heathlands Dementia Care Unit
Bracknell Forest Council
BIM was a core deliverable from the outset on the Heathlands project and, in total, the scheme had four separate bodies overseeing and invested in the accuracy of BIM related information. As above, this included the primary building users, the client, and a third party employed by the client to provide additional data verification. Therefore, it was paramount that Stepnell put the right team in place to ensure smooth, accurate, and timely delivery of all associated BIM elements.
To assist Stepnell’s project team with delivery of a fully coordinated model and associated asset data, a competitive tender was issued to bring a competent BIM consultancy onboard. Having been successful in the tender process, this is where Majenta’s role on the scheme began.
Majenta was installed as BIM Information Manager on the project and the primary responsibilities of Majenta’s team included:
Federating (bringing together) the multidisciplinary 3D model and running clash detection searches to identify any issues in coordinating the different build elements prior to construction
Hosting meetings to provide feedback in a structured and accessible way allowing the project team the time and guidance needed to take action
Validating supplier and asset data to ensure all 3D and 2D information met the client’s BIM requirements
According to Design Manager, Shaun Hill, Majenta’s structured approach was “very easy, efficient and simple” and the process to work with the project team and to manage data via the CDE was “straightforward”.
This was particularly important as, for some at Stepnell, this project was the first time they had worked with an external BIM consultancy which meant the team were keen to understand what value Majenta’s experience could bring.