The new Perth Stadium is leading the way in delivering state-of-the-art design, construction and management through Building Information Modelling (BIM)
The Perth Stadium was recently included in the international publication Panstadia & Arena Management.
Panstadia & Arena Management magazine covers all aspects of this sector from design and build to fit-out. It is published quarterly and is distributed to over 20,000 industry professionals, which means an unrivalled total global readership far in excess of 60,000.
PanStadia speaks to Ronnie Hurst, Project Director from the Perth Stadium and gets an insight into the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Management and the Level of Development 500 (LOD500) standard which is the first of its kind to be delivered in Australia.
“The State Government is leading the way in the utilization of BIM in major infrastructure projects across the State,” said Hurst.
“LOD500 will mean an entire BIM ‘as-built model’ of the Stadium and Sports Precinct will be handed over to the facilities management team at the end of construction in late-2017, allowing the BIM model to be utilised throughout the 25-year maintenance period.”
DBM Vircon have been engaged by WESTADIUM consortium, consisting of Brookfield Multiplex, John Laing, Brookfield Financial and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions to establish BIM best practises.
Abstract from the article:
“The result is the development of a model that is pushing the boundaries of what BIM can deliver on a major infrastructure project.
A federated BIM model is issued weekly, compiling every model piece provided by design consultants and subcontractors into a single ‘point of truth’. Since the first BIM architectural model piece was created in late 2013, a total of 51 BIM model pieces are now compiled into the federated model every week, including structural, services, logistics and subcontractor models.
Software package iConstruct (an add-on to BIM management software Navisworks), automates what would usually be a lengthy manual process, saving the project significant time and cost.
Jon Stone, Regional Director for Brookfield Multiplex, said this weekly cycle is crucial to ensure everyone is accessing and working from current information. He advised: “This allows us to reap the inherent rewards of BIM, such as clash detection, allowing us to clearly identify any constructibility issues in the design phase.”