Gatwick works closely with engineering ecosystem

GUEST AUTHOR: ALLISON HUFFMAN

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Determined to become London’s Airport of choice, Gatwick Airport undertook a massive 1.2B capital investment program to modernize their infrastructures. Of all the customers and projects we have the privilege to work with here at Autodesk, I consider this one of the greatest examples of the use of BIM for Infrastructure.

We saw in an earlier BIM on the Rocks post, BIM is a business, commercial and cultural proposition, information about the UK BIM Initative. This initiative and impending mandate is one of the reasons this world-renown airport modernized their facilities with the use of BIM. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Gatwick airport and talk to the Bechtel and Gatwick teams about their challenges and successes.

One of the big challenges they talked to me about was finding a way for Gatwick’s Graphical Data Team to increase collaboration across the thousands of contractors in their supply chain in order to finish on time and without disrupting service. They move people in impressive numbers at Gatwick Airport – more than 34 million people per year! Autodesk technology became the common language across their ecosystem, helping to drive efficiencies and also success. Working together, Bechtel has helped Gatwick Airport migrate to BIM and stay on track to complete the more than 250 projects by the end of 2014.

Watch the video to hear from directly from Andrew Codd of Bechtel how BIM adoption is helping to drive efficiencies at Gatwick Airport.

Watch this video to hear more about the Gatwick Airport successes with BIM.

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Also, read about the #USInfrastructure challenges in #MakingtheGrade.