'A New Biology' Darwin Development

Darwin BIM 1 Darwin Labs
Ostick + Williams working in partnership with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have been appointed as architects to redevelop a major research campus for the University of Edinburgh. The project will include new build and refurbished existing buildings to provide generic and specialist research facilities together with support facilities such as lecture theatres, offices, break out and café accommodation.
The project is being designed using BIM utilized for cost estimating (BIM 5D) and will be transferred to the contracting team for programming/planning (BIM 4D) and facilities management after handover (BIM 7D). An exemplar sustainable project with a BREEAM excellent rating.
The design team for the darwin development had chosen to adopt BIM Level 2 as a tool for the generation, sharing and management of information across the various disciplines and client. The project began with a point cloud survey of the existing site and infrastructure in order for the team to model the existing condition accurately.
A BIM execution Plan was developed by the team for the overall project and contained a zoning diagram in order for the development to be split up into separate projects. The
federated design team models have been used as a tool for client engagement as well as the generation of works information for sign off at each RIBA workstage