BIM Implementation: Ferrovial Agroman leads the way


"BIM Show Live is about genuine learning and best practice, it’s about practical implementation not just debate. It’s your chance to share what you already know and find out about everything you don’t.”
Over 700 Building Information Modelling professionals have been attending the world’s most talked-about BIM event. BIM Show Live is not only the largest, but one of the most popular industry events of the year. Those new to BIM can learn and start their journey, whilst for experts, this event offers a platform to continue pushing the boundaries. This year focused on the real value BIM is bringing to clients and what it can offer to both our businesses and our projects. The BIM concept was expanded beyond just buildings to infrastructure and landscape projects: looking at how surveyors are collaborating and facilities managers are working with finished designs. The two day programme brought together a dynamic mix of industry speakers, crossing disciplines and roles within BIM. Architects, surveyors, clients and more came together to discuss their most exciting case studies, provide the latest demos and share their knowledge in order to push BIM implementation to the next level. Ferrovial Agroman has actively collaborated in these discussions by presenting two of our UK projects we are currently carrying out with the use of BIM technologies and processes:
  1. Ricardo Bittini (Head of Innovation Area 2), Barry Murphy (Q6 Quantity Surveyor) and Victor Guasch (Q6 Design Leader) presented their experiences in the “Matching the requirements of The Client and The Supply Chain” session. They discussed the process for the Heathrow Q6 infrastructure projects from the view of the client and delivery integration partners. The explained both the complexity of the client side systems and the requirements that need to be satisfied by the delivery teams.
  2. Andrew Bell (BFK Design Manager) and Antonio Torres (BFK BIM Technical Coordinator) led “The challenges and the wins of Information Management on Crossrail at Farringdon Station” talk. They presented the current status of Crossrail data and processes in use at Farringdon station. Various data sets were examined and explained to understand how they were brought together and used for the benefit of the project. They also demonstrated how the information has been used to inform design, health and safety and logistics.
  BIM-SHOW-LIVE-ferrovial- Teodoro Alvarez, Ferrovial Agroman´s UK Design and Innovation Director explains that, “during the last five years we have changed our role from being spectators at this type of forum to having a more active role presenting Ferrovial Agroman´s capabilities in using and implementing BIM across the different phases of complex and multidisciplinary projects”. He also adds that “the most important thing about these presentations is that they are not carried out by Heads of Department or specialists in the discipline but by those who are the real users of BIM on site. They really understand not only the benefits but also the challenges they are faced with during the implementation process”.


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