"McCarthy & Stone’s approach to digital construction has led to business transformation, allowing them to reap the business benefits from a whole life approach. They have embraced the importance of people to drive change, and their engagement with the supply chain is impressive (and) ambitious to the core." SECBE Judges Comments
BIM for a UK Housebuilder
Our client, McCarthy & Stone, needed to develop and introduce BIM (Building Information Modelling) into its organisation – in other words, establish standards, gain value from a 3D building model, enable key information, and identify and replace multiple unmanaged information stores with a single source of design, development and project specific information. They also needed to understand the breadth of the concept and its benefits: BIM is more than a building model or a specialist app. The new approach needed to be adopted by people at all levels both within the company and in its supply chain.
Working with the client we developed and delivered a comprehensive Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital construction strategy.
The strategy defined design standards, articulated new ways of working. Introduced a central and collaborative online repository for group-wide product standards and specifications as well as information specific to individual building projects.
The model also incorporated an efficient and detailed cost and planning tool enabling valuable information from product through to asset management.
Implementation of the strategy has been recognised as industry leading by our peers. It's streamlined operations and generated multi-million pound savings for our client. The improved quality of information has enabled our client to innovate and to create high-quality buildings its customers are proud to call home.