Manchester Central Library

St. Peters Square, Manchester
(Public)

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  • Mace, Project Manager
  • Davis Langdon, QS
  • BDP, M&E engineer
  • URS, Structural Engineer
  • NG Bailey, M&E Contractor
  • Manchester City Council, Client
  • Ryder Architecture, Architect
  • Ian Simpson Architecture, Architect
  • Laing O'Rourke, Delivery Partner

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Trivia

Trivia Posted February 8th, 2015

Professor John Lorimer, Local Government BIM Liaison reported there was 1% reduction in risk and a 0.25% reduction in the risk allocation because of the clash detection that was possible due to the model and all savings were reinvested into the works.

Trivia Posted February 8th, 2015

A stunning juxtaposition of heritage and modern architecture. The project included 2,200m² of re-invigorated Library and Town Hall facilities.

Trivia Posted February 8th, 2015

“The opportunity to work closely with end users and gain insight into the operational aspects of the building from the clients perspective has been an education. The learning and experience gained through close collaboration on this project will greatly benefit BIM for FM projects in the future.” P. Marsland, NG Bailey, Chief Electrical Engineer 

Trivia Posted February 8th, 2015

N.G. Bailey reported - Confidence that the design and operational maintenance works. - Reduce number of changes - Allowed a review of different plant products that would fit spaces available - Saving in time and money due to ‘Right First Time’ approach - Fantastic visual/data rich model to pass to FM for use during the operational life of the complex

Trivia Posted February 8th, 2015

The existing library was surveyed using a 3D laser scan; this provided the basis for Ryder’s architectural design, drawn with 3D modelling tool Revit. Other consultants have used Ryder’s model for their own designs. Each member of the team has ownership of their model but uses shared drawing protocols. Models were updated against each other regularly.

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