BIM is a ‘critical enabler’ at Royal Devonport Dockyard

Babcock Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) are currently going through a large capital programme of infrastructure upgrades across the Royal Devonport Dockyard.

Due to the nature of our projects/business, Information Management utilising BIM and its Information Security are key drivers for us.  Our adoption of BIM is a critical enabler as it supports collaboration but puts into place the controls needed to manage sensitive assets. 

These control all parts of our CDE configuration and process which drives consistency and helps us manage the creation/sharing of information internally and across our supply chain.

Babcock were immature on the ‘BIM’ journey and have evolved rapidly over recent years with the adoption of the UKBIM Framework and the 19650 series which have been fundamental to this journey.

We have a suite of documents supporting our business, and standardised documents/templates which are all configured to the UKBIM Framework.  Supporting our strategy, new tools and technology have been deployed across the projects to deliver consistency within the programme and assist in some of the supply chain interoperability challenges.

Babcock operates in many capacities from designer, contractor, operator, and maintainer and follow the 19650 terms, this allows us to accurately define our requirements across the various business units, stakeholders, and supply chain.

COBie is being used as the exchange format to transition data from the design/construction phase into the enterprise asset management system which is being adopted.  A full IFC2x3 workflow and framework has been adopted and implemented to great success with solutions such as Solibri supporting technical assurance.

The MIP processes and BIM framework that has been developed is now being scaled and rolled out throughout the MIP portfolio and is continually being updated and aligned to industry standards as they are released.

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