What set this project apart from others was the inclusion of time and management dimensions in the building information model. The client, designers, contractor and major subcontractors all used the same primary BIM tool and the construction model was published on our server.
Extensive use was made of the BIM model throughout the project for fabricating the components and managing the supply chain, for designing the formwork and temporary structures, for quality control using laser scanning and for construction planning using 4D animation.
BIM also enabled the contractor to see the construction phases in advance and define items such as reinforcements much better than if using an ordinary 2D drawing.
This also enabled correct quantities of materials to be ordered at the time they were required, reducing storage costs.