DCB Kent

On behalf of their client Richmond Housing Partnership, DCB Kent are delivering 24 housing association apartments in Twickenham, Surrey. They are undertaking the works under a D&B contract, with a requirement to operate under BIM international standards and processes.

Due to their limited experience in BIM delivery and compliance, DCB invited specialist partners in the field of BIM to work with them on this scheme, and consequently selected AIMIS, initially to support the novated design team in delivering on DCB’s contractual requirements to RHP in a collaborative manner, including training them to deliver COBie data from their Revit files.

Beyond the initial contract, AIMIS were asked to continue working with the DCB teams to manage the BIM coordination and data delivery during the construction phase. The specifics of the project required AIMIS to manage and monitor the use of Viewpoint 4 Projects in order to submit and receive information to/from the client. AIMIS also managed the coordination effort and ran fortnightly clash detection workshops as well as collating all installation information for inclusion in the COBie deliverables.

Now, 6 months from project completion, Matt continues to support DCB, collating and managing the handover documentation and the IFC models for the client to benefit from in Stage 7.

Some BIM consultants seem to try and baffle the industry, claim superiority, and justify their existence. What AIMIS does differs from so many others. They don’t overcomplicate the process and they take the time to explain in our language what we need to do and more importantly, why we need to do it, how it benefits everyone involved.

Rob Williams

Senior Contracts Manager, DCB Kent
BIM Project Management