The 65,000-square-meter (70,000-square-foot) offices of Ilot Fontenoy-Ségur (IFS)—located in the heart of Paris’s 7th arrondissement near the Eiffel Tower—is a major renovation project for the French government. The client’s most notable requirement is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model with facility-management capabilities. Our team at VINCI Construction France is currently in charge of BIM management for this project, which includes providing Revit software templates for architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) to all stakeholders. We also ensure the training of all the project members involved and the review of all models according to a predefined BIM-guideline set up in partnership with the facility manager (data codification, levels of details, and information). In addition to Revit software, we also used Revit software’s API and BIMLink to quickly implement information. All the 3D models are used during the current construction phase for 3D coordination, quantity takeoffs, drawings, and on-site communication with our building workers.
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A Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for VINCI Construction France (VCF)—the French leader in the construction market—Daphné Dureisseix has worked on notable French BIM projects, such as the 171-meter-high skyscraper D2 in Paris’s business district La Défense, and the major renovation of Ilot Fontenoy Ségur for the French government. In addition, she is currently responsible for the cost-estimating development and the implementation of BIM standards and processes within the company. Her leadership role includes the training, supervision, and technical support for VCF’s Revit software modeling operations. Daphné is also an author of Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 (Springer) regarding her work for the Bordeaux “Wine” museum. Her contribution to VCF’s flagship BIM project Terralia in 2012 led the team to be awarded 2 prizes—the Tekla French BIM Award 2013 in the precast category and the Moniteur BIM d’Or in Honorable mentions.
With over a decade of experience in construction both on site and off site, Merri Lawan joined the French leading general contracting company VINCI Construction France’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Team at its inception in 2011. Having worked for Bouygues Construction, Merri has been a keen Revit software user since 2010, and as of 2011, he is now responsible for the BIM implementation in VINCI, in charge of Revit software integration within design teams, technical departments, and cost estimations to construction sites. As an Autodesk Developer Network Member, Merri focuses on custom software development and takes an active part in the Autodesk Beta Testing Program. As an expert in the Revit software API, he has developed and deployed VINCI’s in-house plug-ins and tools accelerating business workflow among BIM products. Finally, as a BIM evangelist in VINCI, his role includes the training supervision and technical support for all subsidiaries in France.