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Client Case Study - Sandwell Council

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Client Case Study - Sandwell Council

  1. 1. BIM4M2 Client Case Study - Sandwell Council
  2. 2. ‘Who are you?” “…and where the heck is Sandwell?”
  3. 3. Introduction - Dave Emery • Architectural Technologist since 1976 • Computer user since before Windows (DOS anyone?) • First 3d experiences in mid-1980s • Serious 3d modelling for c15 years • BIM manager on projects up to £50m+ • Talks, teaching, workshops etc.. Style never goes out of fashion…!
  4. 4. Where is Sandwell?
  5. 5. Where is Sandwell?
  6. 6. West Midlands Virtual Hospital
  7. 7. • The first 3D Virtual Hospital • A supply chain innovation • Aims to connect Midlands-based companies with buyers for the new £350m Midlands Metropolitan Hospital..and other exciting projects!. What is WMVH?
  8. 8. How does WMVH work? • Suppliers enter WMVH via website • Navigate to products or services they can supply • Upload their details, e.g. • Company details • Accreditations • Technical data • BIM Capability • Thus the supplier is aligned to the product or service.
  9. 9. Select an item - ‘hotspot’
  10. 10. Select an item - ‘hotspot’
  11. 11. Can ‘hotspot’ site works
  12. 12. What will WMVH achieve? • Local businesses will have their details in front of the procurement teams • This increases their opportunity to supply to one of the biggest projects locally • Registration allows them to attend BIM Workshops (129 delivered so far) • Help, training and support available via BIM Suite.
  13. 13. WMVH BIM Suite • Dedicated Learning Environment & Training Facility • Consultancy • Design and Object Creation • Software skills.
  14. 14. BIM Suite Market • Supply Chain • Manufacturers • Subcontractors / installers • Distributors
  15. 15. BIM Suite Market • Public Sector • Private Sector • Architects • Contractors • Engineers • Quantity Surveyors.
  16. 16. Results so far • 1500 registered users • 21 Major Contractors • Large architectural practices • 1000+ Twitter followers
  17. 17. Whose idea was it? • Steve Massey • Procurement Manager Sandwell MBC • Ex Rolls Royce • Nominated ‘Achiever of the Year’ at ‘Celebrating Construction 2015’ in Birmingham
  18. 18. Summary • West Midlands Virtual Hospital uses B.I.M. to create a procurement tool • It will help local companies win more business to the benefit of everyone in the Sandwell Borough • It will help to ‘upskill’ the industry locally • It is scaleable and adaptable to other types of project • It is recognised nationally for its innovation.
  19. 19. david.emery@virtechs.co.uk

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