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University of Worcester SWG BIM case study

Service Works Global has partnered with its sister company Symetri and Stepnell Construction to transform a dated building  at University of Worcester into a first-class centre for the education of health professionals.

The building has been named by the University as the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building, in honour of the first woman in Britain to qualify as a physician and surgeon.

The University of Worcester had a clear vision of wanting to use BIM on the project. They were intent on the use of Revit 3D collaborative models as well as the idea of ensuring that all data relevant to facilities management post-handover could pass from the Revit model through to the CAFM system.

During the tender process, Stepnell had included Symetri as its named BIM partner and the University team appointed Service Works Global. SWG are specialists in computer aided facilities management, who guided the setup of Archibus to meet the precise requirements of the University around pertinent data and asset information.

“This has been a completely BIM-driven project and, as all asset data now moves seamlessly into our CAFM (computer aided facilities management) system Archibus, it will carry on being so for long into the future. It was a steep curve learning process for all parties as we set out to integrate numerous technologies, while also working up against the many complexities of combining a refurbishment with a new build.” Charlotte Brogan, Technical Manager at Stepnell.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson project got underway on 6th June 2021 and is on track for completion in December 2022.

More than just the project completion, it has been a valuable exercise in educating all parties in best practice in digital and physical, and linking the two together:

  • University of Worcester intends to use its new BIM standards (such as the EIR and the AIR), to define all projects going forward
  • University of Worcester now has an up and running CAFM system
  • Data is now formatted for feeding into Archibus from the model
  • Clarity, collaboration, and contentment—a winning combination.

For more information on how SWG can assist with your CAFM or BIM project, or to read the full case study with University of Worcester, contact us here


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