AECOM and Igloo visualising BIM for Durleigh Water Treatment Works
17 Oct 2019
Jessica Davey from Igloo Vision and James Leverton from AECOM will present on how Wessex Water's use of AECOM BIM modelling visualised in an Igloo system aided in avoiding design clashes and assisted with stakeholder buy-in. In 2017 Wessex Water installed an Igloo Shared VR system, a 360' immersive visualisation unit. The technology has been used for the '38 million refurbishment at the Durleigh treatment works reservoir. It is Wessex Water's first scheme delivered to BIM Level 2, where building information is developed in a collaborative 3D environment with data attached. AECOM is the design partner for the refurbishment and its 3D BIM model has detected over 100 clashes, meaning these could be resolved earlier in the design process, reducing construction risk. It also identified value engineering opportunities including rationalisation of the wastewater area. The model is hosted in the 6.5-metre cylinder, allowing teams of up to 12 members to get inside and walk around the model. Design reviews conducted in this way aided design coordination, stakeholder buy-in and plant operability review.