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BIM LOD300 Federated Model for the Largest Ophthalmic Hospital in Egypt


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Company: Hitech CADD Services
Location: Aja, Egypt
Year of the project: 2015
Client Profile

The Client is one of the largest construction companies in the MENA region.

The Challenge

The Client was working on a government project to construct an ophthalmic hospital. They decided to implement BIM on the project instead of traditional CAD based construction methods. 

The project team received architectural drawings of inconsistent quality, with several details missing. There were further coordination issues with the client due to differences in geographical locations and time zones.

The Solution

A dedicated project team was deployed to work full time on this project to create a federated model consisting of individual discipline-specific models. 

Using the files received from the client, the project team created LoD 300 Building Information Models for the architecture, structural engineering, and MEP disciplines, and an information-rich, federated model of the hospital building. The team also successfully detected all the inter-discipline clashes and was able to resolve them, and generate accurate material take-off and construction schedules for the client.

Business Benefits

The use of BIM at LOD300 for all the building disciplines ensured that all inter-discipline clashes were detected and resolved even before breaking the ground. 

Additionally, the model-based construction scheduling and material take-offs ensured minimum rework, and no wastage of material at the construction site. The structure could be tested for strength, and analyzed for energy efficiency and improvements implemented, saving the end client 30-35% of their total budgets.

Type of Work
  • Building
How was the BIM Experience in the project?
Reality Simulation: Does it help to get an idea of the final product?
Waste reduction, labor costs and deviations
Greater control of the construction process
Improves collaboration between agents
Conflict resolution and clash detection
Correction and error handling
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