Press Release: July 05, 2016
GroupBC has been appointed as the Common Data Environment (BC CDE) solution provider for the joint venture between BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, who have been appointed by Tideway to deliver the West section of London’s new ‘super sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Valued at £416 million the six kilometer ‘West’ section of the 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel will run from Acton in West London to Fulham in South West London incorporating seven separate work sites along the route. Works will include design, construction, commissioning and maintenance following construction completion.
BC was chosen as the Common Data Environment (BC CDE) to ensure a fully integrated joint venture team approach delivered by a proven solution that ensured maximum usability.
During the first stage, existing documents were migrated from both Balfour Beatty and Tideway systems into the BC CDE, a key component of the Semantic BIM Platform that facilitates document management and project collaboration, with workflows configured to the project standards and processes.
The Tideway West joint venture has implemented the BC BIM module, and the next stage will consider the process management module - BC Assure. Both modules will enable the teams to make best use of latest technology on the project, reducing risks and errors at an early stage and reducing costs.
GroupBC CEO Sanjeev Shah commented: “We are delighted that the BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty joint venture has chosen GroupBC solutions for this high profile project. The joint venture partners recognise that BC delivers highly user friendly and configurable solutions, backed by an experienced professional services team who can work tirelessly to ensure smooth and rapid implementations.”
Upon completion, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will ensure the capital’s sewer system is fit to support its projected population for at least the next 100 years, and will tackle the issue of discharges of untreated sewage that currently enter the River Thames on a regular basis.
The new tunnel will be the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.
Tideway is the company delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a major new sewer that will help tackle the millions of tonnes of raw sewage that pours into the River Thames every year. Construction of the 25km tunnel, from west to east London, will create around 4,000 direct, sustainable jobs. For more information visit www.tideway.london
GroupBC have been acknowledged experts in document (2D) collaboration since 1998 and have pioneered the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in web-based construction and engineering collaboration. Having been acquired by several companies since, a 2014 Management Buyout (MBO) has allowed GroupBC to go from strength to strength.
GroupBC’s highly configurable solutions ensure BIM Level 2 compliance for AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner) programmes of work from inception, construction, asset management to decommissioning. Fully integrated solutions comprise BC CDE (Common Data Environment), BC BIM (Building Information Modelling) module and the BC Assure process management module, enabling teams to work together to increase efficiency in project delivery. The BC platform makes it easy for project teams to collaborate, manage documents, 3D models and related data, and control project information, through a secure and fully-auditable platform. Business Collaborator Ltd is trading as GroupBC.
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