Smith and Wallwork are delivering all design information on Barkarby School using BIM.

The £30m project in Stockholm sees all designers using BIM to coordinate the structure, building services and architectural components. The Scandinavians are a few years in front of the UK in terms of BIM implementation, all public projects are required to be BIM, the idea being the design gets fully coordinated and tested before it reaches site.

The UK construction industry is desperate to see a UK BIM initiative deliver a more efficient design and build process with the aim of cutting waste and cost. Not yet quite clear is how BIM can be used in the conceptual stage of projects to create the optimum design…the parametric nirvana that many dream of.