21st March 2019

Sir Robert McAlpine implements new mobile BIM tool

Colleagues across all our project teams can now access 3D construction models from their smartphone and tablet whilst working on-site.

After testing on approximately 20 construction sites, we are now fully implementing Dalux BIM across all projects to enable access to linked construction drawings with combined models through utilisation on mobile devices.

The purpose of Dalux BIM is to help construction workers understand and view architects and engineers intended design when on-site, minimising the risk of errors and improving clarity compared to the traditional approach of paper drawings.

Nick Leach, Strategic BIM Manager, comments on why Dalux BIM is an important addition to our armoury of tools:

“It fulfils a need required in our business for easily accessing construction models outside on site through handheld devices. It’s ability to be agile and simple to use has already seen champions across multiple roles see the added value and we feel most of our teams will be using it regularly as business as usual, within the next six months – especially with our business mandate of BIM-use across all projects.

The next steps in our evolution of its use will be when our project teams get to see how well the integration of the 3D model with the Augmented Reality functionality performs, and I predict we will see high levels of uptake and enthusiasm in its increased importance and adoption.

It will enable understanding and communication of the design in relation to the real-world state on site and provide an excellent visual means in supporting validation of the build process – both what is to be built and what has been installed in comparison to the intended design.”