Last night, NG Bailey’s BIM team received the BIM Excellence Award at the Construction News Awards (CN Awards) 2017.
The judges said about NG Bailey being: “True leaders in a competitive field, here is a company that can clearly demonstrate not only a first-class track record in the digital environment, but an altruistic and unselfish initiative with BIMHawk”.
NG Bailey’s BIM team is part of the company’s Engineering division and in the past year their achievements have included:
- The successful launch of BIMHawk in partnership with CIBSE, a free to use web based tool, that has the potential to improve BIM level 2 production significantly
- The introduction of BIM stations: stand-alone, high-spec computers providing quick and easy access to the latest model for all onsite operatives, and supporting the coordination between M&E services and building fabric
- Embedding QR codes on all our drawings, reducing downtime or onsite reworks by ensuring the most recent versions are used.
Using BIM to deliver high profile projects in The Soapworks project in Salford for the Ministry of Justice, Chester Storyhouse, One Spinningfields, Bolton Interchange, Urban Science Building (Newcastle University) and Darlington Hospital.
Steve Campbell, NG Bailey’s, Technical Director said: “I am so proud of our whole BIM team who have worked tirelessly to develop and implement a BIM strategy that works for us as a business, our customers, suppliers and the industry at large.
We see BIM as being an integral part of what we do from improving the efficiency of our Offsite Manufacturing business unit to working with clients to help them to visualise and understand the building services design and offsite solutions prior to us commencing any works on site, thus negating any misunderstanding or abortive works. It also allows us to better engage with the wider professional team and other trade contractors more collaboratively.”
The CN Awards took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in London and are one of the industry’s leading awards events. NG Bailey was up against a shortlist that included Bam Construction, Lendlease, Mott MacDonald Bentley and Skanska Construction UK.