BIM Case Study: Confidential Financial Firm

London, UK
172,000 sf Interior Fitout from core and shell and minor exterior works
Revit 2012 – BIM Level 1

This long term Gensler client requested we study the feasibility of continuing to occupy their existing headquarters building. The building, at 20 years of age, had reached the life expectancy of its fit-out as well as key building systems. Following a 90-day study, the decision was made to proceed with a complete overhaul on the interior. The existing building was stripped back to core and shell conditions and fitting out with a high performance interior, including energy efficient lighting and underfloor air distribution.

Revit was chosen by Gensler as the design tool for architecture and structural elements (MEP reverted back to AutoCAD). The 3D model shell built from existing CAD files allowed for coordination with existing conditions and to identify new design opportunities. It was through the use of Revit that we identified spaces within the architecture that were underutilised by the original design.

The clients also has a requirement to plan for four different variations based on the workplace density and the inclusion/exclusion of perimeter offices. The Design Options feature of Revit allowed us to maintain the four scenarios with quantity extraction throughout all phases of the project.

PBC Level 10

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