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2018 review: Pick of the projects

19 December 2018 | By BIM+ staff

1. KAFD metro station, Riyadh - Complex design demands bespoke solution

The 45,000 sq m King Abdullah Finance District (KAFD) metro station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, required ZHA to develop its own bespoke software to model the complex geometry, as we reported in February. Read more...

2. HS2 drones deliver mind-blowing measurements in weeks

One of the largest drone surveying jobs in the world, covering 230km of the High Speed 2 (HS2) route from London to Birmingham, was able to capture an eye-watering 18.2 billion data measurement points in just three weeks.

The controversial £53bn HS2 project will comprise more than 530km of new track. Phase one is scheduled to open in 2026 and phase two, with additional stations in Manchester, near Nottingham and in Leeds, in 2033. Read more...

3. Site-wide model takes BIM to new heights

Developer Vastint UK and consultant Bryden Wood have developed a site-wide model of a 26-acre waterside development near Stratford, east London. The digital project is claimed to be the largest and most complex BIM project ever undertaken by the tech-led design company. Read more...

4. Reaping the rewards of BIM Level 2

Wynne Construction is the only Welsh construction firm to have acquired full BIM Level 2 certification through the BRE. Design and BIM manager Andy Garner explained why adopting the digital construction processes is important for firms – and clients – of all sizes. Read more...

5. 22 Bishopsgate, City of London - 4D modelling comes of age

The 62-storey commercial tower, located at the centre of a cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London, will become the tallest building in the financial district when completed. Read more...