Technology

Willmott Dixon to deploy 3D model viewer on all sites

9 June 2020 | By Andrew Pring

Willmott Dixon is to implement the Dalux BIM tool, a 3D model viewer, across all its projects.

Dalux BIM will be accessible to everyone on Willmott Dixon’s projects, from consultants to supply chain employees, as well as customers. All parties have already been introduced to Dalux BIM and have positive feedback on their experience.

The purpose of Dalux BIM is to reduce the number of queries on site from the supply chain and act as a way of undertaking quality control of works installed through the augmented reality feature of the system.

Tim Carey, director at Willmott Dixon, said: “Even those who are typically technology adverse appreciate the benefit of Dalux. The biggest advantages are the simplicity of the user interface, the speed at which you can upload design models into the system, the ability for the system to work on pretty much all hardware released in the last two to three years, and the ability to have augmented reality on site at the workface. These all help our drives to significantly improve our product quality and site productivity.”

Carey added: “Our next steps are to investigate further the quality management and CDE functionality of Dalux to understand how viable this is for our company moving forwards in the world of ISO 19650.”