Bringing it all together
From initial acorns, mighty oaks have grown. Work on Queen's Court Phase 2 landed the team at Howard Russell the BIM Project of the Year nod at the BIM4SME awards for the second year running.
Back in 2015 the team were recognised for their work on a 53,000 square foot warehouse based on the Park Royal Business Estate. Though this project was far smaller than usual it served as a great opportunity to hone a BIM process.
"This was a project that really brought everything together – our systems, process and technology and was certainly a learning curve,” enthuses Craig.
For the team at Howard Russell, digital construction is clearly making a real difference in delivering better buildings.
“Sitting down with clients to help them understand what they are getting a lot sooner really helps. Although it adds time upfront across the project the decision making period is reduced and the chance of surprises only surfacing on site are curtailed. We’ve also really benefitted from investing in our in-house design capability – particularly around planning work (4D). Even if a job isn’t a designated BIM project or model we’re still taking a model-approach and that has often helped us pick up design issues at a very early stage,” says Craig.