The second consecutive BIM Gold award for IttenBrechbühl

IttenBrechbühl wins Gold at this year’s Arc Award BIM (Building Information Modelling) in the Collaboration category with the construction project Headquarter Scott Sports. The award ties in neatly with last year’s Arc Award BIM.

Scott Sports has been a success story for decades. To do justice to its worldwide growth, the company is building a new headquarters for up to 600 employees in Givisiez, France. IttenBrechbühl was commissioned to plan and develop the new structure, and consistently applied the BIM method for the planning process. The project was awarded the Arc Award BIM 2017 Gold in the Collaboration category on 26 October at the BIM Congress. After having won the Arc Award BIM 2016 Gold, IttenBrechbühl thus impressively confirms its BIM competence.

The collaboration was based on discipline-specific models, which IttenBrechbühl as general planner joined into a coordination model. This coordination model was used to identify collisions and areas of conflict, which could then be clarified and assigned by the project team during the coordination meetings. For instance, the review software automatically recognizes a collision of building services lines with the door opening angle. Accordingly, the communication in the project team focused on these areas of conflict.

Team Lead Tima Kamberi is convinced of the benefits of the BIM method: «Thanks to the constant exchange between models and the early identification of conflicts, we can use the meetings to discuss solutions, not problems. That way, we were able to drive the project forward efficiently and give all parties involved sound facts for discussion.»

The direct communication during the coordination meetings, but also phone communication, was significantly simplified by using the BIM method. Susanne Keller, BIM Manager at IttenBrechbühl, adds: "With BIM, the coordination was slimmer and the error rate was lower." For the project team, the award is confirmation of their plans to further extend the model-based coordination concept.