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Interserve preferred bidder on government’s first full BIM project

Contractor Interserve has been selected as preferred bidder for the first government pilot project on which Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been used throughout the tender process and will be fully employed at contract stage.

The project, for client the Ministry of Justice, comprises a new three-storey houseblock to house remand and convicted juveniles, together with an education facility at HMYOI Cookham Wood, part of the Rochester cluster of prisons.

HMYOI Cookham Wood is also the first pilot government project to use a project bank account, to ensure efficiency of payments through to the supply chain and SMEs.

The houseblock will accommodate 179 young people in single cells and will replace existing substandard accommodation. An adjacent new two-storey regime building, which will house the prison’s main library, is to provide skills education and training in 15 classrooms and workshops. External works include three new fenced exercise yards, access roads and new security fencing. The facilities are being built on land adjoining the existing prison.

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  • I am confused about BIM dot com.

    The first step according to Paul Morrell is the Prequalification Step.

    Thats is of course after the project has been decided upon which is the three storey houseblock.

    Lets hear how that went first .....

    Then lets hear how the pricing data is stored in the model ... can one walk thru the building and see which bits cost the least and or the most ?

    Apologies if I appear a bit cynical ...

    I was introduced to the Heery Theory ... and frankly that was superb practice - well above best. It encompassed all the process's that I had been introduced to in the seventies whilst working on IBRD sponsored projects.

    I simply cannot find a simple statement that tells me what it is all about written in "simple english".

    There are screeds and screeds of marvelous sounding stuff ... like it DOES produce an ROI ... but no explanation as to how. - this stuff all reflects the [well proven] Heery Theory.

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