xsite were recently victorious in the Design and BIM competition North East Byker as part of the Summers Inman Team. This one day event involved five teams preparing fictional proposals for a Community Hub at the City Stadium, Byker.
Each team featured a full design group including Architects, Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Project Managers, Cost Consultants and Contractors, as well as specialist advice on BIM software and data sharing systems.
Proposals were prepared in an intense collaborative environment using BIM (Building Information Modelling) software and using the tools available to coordinate and output a broad set of information about the design, structure, services, clash detection, costing, construction process and lifecycle costing.
Starting with a simple sketch design, our team developed a detailed model which included a full structural design, mechanical services, detailed costings and construction animation. Seven iterations of the model were prepared up to the 5pm deadline, and visualisations were prepared from the system to describe the proposals.