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Working with likeminded innovative and progressive professionals from Design and Construction Teams, Semple & McKillop continue to lead the way in using BIM in the delivery of their services.

 

Competency and Capability

Our portfolio of current and completed projects demonstrate our extensive experience and high level of competency. Projects delivered to ‘Level 2 BIM’, the requirement now for all government funded projects, include new builds within the education, commercial and healthcare sectors.

Our primary delivery platform is Autodesk Revit and using a Common Data Environment (CDE) our design model is shared with Design and Construction Team members. Navisworks is employed to achieve clash detection and co-ordination of the model. This information sharing and collaboration has supported the delivery of increasingly complex projects with greater accuracy to include fully dimensional and co-ordinated construction level information.

We have experience of working with Design and Construction Teams using multiple delivery platforms utilising Industry Foundation Class (IFC).

To ensure compliance with each part of PAS 1192 we have updated our Integrated Quality Management System accredited to 9001, 18001 and 14001.
Semple & McKillop ... ‘has effectively integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) within their design and business processes. The quality management system is being used extremely effectively to drive continual improvement in delivering services using BIM through significant investment in BIM competency and skills development.
Excerpt from Report following 4 day audit completed by NQA, October 2015.

From projects completed, the measured benefits realised to date include:

Clarifying design by detailed 3D visualisations
Improved level of detail in information produced
Fast, more effective and better design
Early stage whole life project analysis
Improved communication across the Design Team and supply chain

Semple & McKillop are noted as one of the first professional practices to be verified by ConstructionLine as having the competency and experience to deliver to BIM maturity Level 2.

 

Wider Engagement

Semple & McKillop engage with government and industry working groups to share best practice and remain positioned to utilise new methods and technologies.

 

BIM Manager, John Hughes is a member of the BIM NI Regional Hub. The BIM Regions (Regional Hubs) were set up to support the UK BIM programme. Their purpose is to provide independent and impartial advice and to provide occasional events and networking support.

 

John was a member of a Team which participated in an international BIM Competition Build Newcastle Live to 'speed design’ a new development in under 48 hours. The Team secured an Award at the competition and prepared and presented a paper at the CITA BIM Gathering Conference in Dublin which was shortlisted for Best Academic Paper.

 

Further Information

We are always keen to further develop our BIM capability and continue to seek challenging project opportunities. If you would like to discuss our services or potential opportunities please get in contact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


£2.4M HQ Office for DARD Rivers Agency. Complete


£12M School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Construction drawings in 3DRevit for full MEP services. Delivery to Level 2, LOD 6. Complete.

£25M New Build 6th Form College, London. Delivery to Level 2 BIM at LOD6. Complete


Mountpottinger, Mixed Social Housing Development. £2M. Delivery to Level 2 BIM at LOD 4. Complete


Modular School Build Design for 2 Primary Schools. £4M. Delivery to Level 2, LOD 4. Complete


£2M New Build Dental Surgery, Belfast. Delivery to Level 2 BIM at LOD4. Complete


New Build Hospice, Belfast. £13M. Delivery to Level 1 BIM at LOD4. Complete

£3.5M Infrastructure Upgrade & Energy Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, SHSCT. Delivery to Level 1 BIM at LOD3. Complete
Energy Centre, Lurgan Hospital, Southern Health & Social Care Trust (SHSCT). Delivery to Level 1 BIM at LOD3. Complete