Significant redevelopment project of a former power station into an Executive Education Centre with state-of-the-art education facilities and residential accommodation.
Ridge provided BIM Management and Coordination services as a direct appointment to the client, the University of Oxford and Saïd Business School during pre-contract stages, with a shift to Project Interface Management services direct to the contractor during post-contract stages. The business school’s requirements are for a building with a minimum of 120 hotel-style bedrooms, four flexible teaching rooms and flexible dining facilities for 140 participants, as well as riverside bar and gym for leisure use.
Approach During the project, Ridge hosted frequent BIM Coordination Workshops to feedback results from federating, reviewing, and performing clash detection on the complex design models, including information for the existing fabric. Ridge had to develop a bespoke process for identifying and tracking the issues, which could work in parallel with processes already implemented by the team.
Results Rigorous coordination processes have identified, tracked, and removed coordination issues for a complex building with significant constraints. In turn, this has reduced risk through enhanced coordination and collaboration ahead of construction starting on site, which benefits both the client and contractor.