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London Blackfriars Station: Extending BIM Services to Your Client and Stakeholders

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    How does Building Information Modeling (BIM) help architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms extend the services they provide to their clients? This class will look at how Jacobs used BIM on the £350M+ London Blackfriars station project that spans the Thames River in Central London. You will learn about the innovative additional services that they were able to provide to their client Network Rail, constructor Balfour Beatty, and stakeholders and see examples of services that are simply impossible with traditional 2D workflows. The class aims to show how your firm can extend the range of services that it can provide to clients by using BIM. The class will also look at how BIM was used to keep an overground station open with trains passing through during its construction period (nine phases of interim stations) while the London Underground district and circle lines continued to operate under the site. The class will demonstrate how real-time BIM viewing, using Autodesk® Navisworks® software, and planning brought benefits to many stakeholders who had never worked on a BIM-enabled project before.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe how Autodesk® Revit® and Navisworks software were used for temporary structures on-site
    • Explain the challenges of constructing a major infrastructure project in Central London
    • Realize the potential of BIM modeling beyond the design stage
    • Introduce BIM to project stakeholders who are outside of the core building design and the construction team