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Mott MacDonald provides smart object library to Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) will use Mott MacDonald’s Moata Intelligent Content as its smart object library, which will be made available to all of the EA’s internal teams and project delivery partners.

The move allows the EA to use and reuse standardised BIM content across its project portfolio, reducing model development time and enabling the rapid prototyping of designs.

Moata Intelligent Content provides a standardised, managed library of BIM objects that can be reused instead of recreated. A team of experts create and quality-check all objects before they are made available. According to Mott MacDonald, this gives the EA and its suppliers the objects they need to develop designs at pace, delivering efficiencies, improving sustainability and helping to reach net-zero carbon targets. 

The EA tested Moata for 12 months prior to awarding the contract.

Kanita Dogra, project manager at the EA, said: “The ability to rapidly produce objects in a streamlined and efficient manner will certainly aid and support successful capital project delivery in the agency. The time and cost savings can be expertly measured and recorded to showcase the benefits and positive outcomes of the smart object library. We look forward to discovering more ways to grow and develop the library to encourage improved future designs.”

Mark Plowman, key account leader and national framework manager at Mott MacDonald, said: “This will lead to positive, far-reaching benefits within the EA and their supply partners, utilising and offering high-quality, checked and approved objects and templates ready for consumption at a couple of clicks – a step forward in productivity for our industry.”

The contract is part of the flood and coastal erosion risk management capital programme, which plans to protect and enhance the environment as a whole and contribute to sustainable development. By 2025, the aim is to have created more climate-resilient places and infrastructure, by ensuring the nation is prepared for flooding and coastal change.

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