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Ingenuity House – Interserve’s New Headquarters

BIM Co-ordination

Location

Birmingham

Value

£47.5M

Services
  • - Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • - Building Services

One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) was commissioned to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) services, clash detection, co-ordination and setting out drawings to support Interserve during the construction phases of their new flagship headquarters.

Forming 12,000m2 of accommodation, the new offices in Birmingham were to be designed and delivered using BIM. One was required to work closely with Interserve’s design engineers to implement alternative solutions to provide clash detection and co-ordination to ensure that routing and positioning of core mechanical and electrical services could be accommodated within the services voids.

Our brief was to provide modelling and co-ordination support:

• Fully co-ordinate all fit-out areas within ceiling voids in 3D
• Create setting out drawings for all equipment to suit coordinated services
• Include invert levels for all runs and sets
• Setting out dimensions to GL
• Include all specified equipment to LOD 400 standard
• Include for the design and provision of hangers and brackets (for setting out on site using Total Robotic Station)
• Add NRM coding as data attribution to the models

  • Utilising One’s engineers to provide co-ordination and modelling services ensures that we do not just simply provide ‘modelling’ for our clients, we also provide analysis and interrogation to enable proactive solutions to be presented.

    Jason Whittall, Director & Head of BIM / One Creative Environments Ltd.

Project Benefits

  • Utilising One for modelling allows the expertise of our engineers to review the design solutions.
  • Providing clash detection against the other sub-contractors and the design team’s models allowed any issues to be raised as early as possible for design team action.
  • Modelling the design solutions allowed close co-ordination to be undertaken within tight service voids, to ensure that pipework routing and fan coil units would fit in the allocated spaces.
  • Modelling the design solutions allowed close co-ordination to be undertaken within tight service voids, to ensure that pipework routing and fan coil units would fit in the allocated spaces, such as through the castellated beams.
  • One also provided site-based support to speed up response time in dealing with Requests for Information (RFIs) and providing ‘on-the-fly’ synchronised solutions for the engineers and their construction teams.

Project Overview

The new, Birmingham headquarter offices, which sees Interserve’s international support services and construction group consolidate its operations in the West Midlands at one site, is being constructed adjacent to Birmingham International Airport.  The new office building has the capacity to accommodate 1,600 employees, and also includes underground and surface level car-parking for 450 vehicles.

The hub will be developed and built to high sustainability, construction and facilities management standards, creating a flagship workplace showcasing the very best of what Interserve do.  Arranged around a central atrium the office’s triangular shaped plan features collaborative spaces at the core alongside a restaurant and café at ground floor level.

The intention is that Interserve’s staff will benefit from modern, flexible ways of working which will support more open communication and collaboration.

Utilising pre-fabricated modules and site installed services, through a series of castellated beams, close co-ordination was required ahead of construction on site.  Being Interserve’s flagship development delivered using BIM, One’s expertise was commissioned to assist with modelling, clash detection and co-ordination, to work closely with Interserve’s engineers during the technical design stages into construction.  With rapidly evolving design information, One provided BIM expertise to allow services’ routes to be mapped as swiftly as possible, with clash detection and co-ordination provided to ensure that the site teams were provided with the most up-to-date setting out information as early as possible to reduce site errors.

One provided modelling and co-ordination to electrical mains distribution routes, small power, floor boxes, ventilation ductwork and Fan Coil Units (FCUs), through the castellated beams in the tight ceiling voids.

Interserve was the first BIM Level 2-certified contractor under BRE’s acreditation scheme, and used it extensively in the construction of Ingenuity House.