BAM Construction used FARO laser scanning hardware and the BuildIT Construction software to perform a digital construction verification, showcase how the construction was in compliance with the strict specified dimensional tolerances, subsequent to the construction of the concrete pool tank and before the pool’s tiles were fitted to ensure critical success factors of the project.
From an article in BIM Today.
Upon opening in 2019, the impressive new £26m Dover District Leisure Centre will feature a competition standard eight-lane swimming pool – and for competition swimming pools, build accuracy is paramount.
Appointed in 2016, BAM Construction was charged with delivering a first-class sports facility over an extensive site – they knew a good quality build was going to involve an element of BIM process supported by technology to quickly verify as-built pool dimensions and closeout risk.
In addition to the standard features of pool design such as ensuring that the structure is obviously watertight and can withstand the pressure generated by the volume of water, as it is a competition pool, a variety of other criteria needed to be met. Demanding dimensional tolerances state that the pool’s walls should be parallel and at right angles to both the swimming course and the water surface and that the pool length should be certified. In elite sporting events, poor construction tolerances can mean the difference between gold and silver…
The structural engineer provided their model which formed the basis of the setting out and construction of the pool tank.
Furthermore, throughout the construction period, a collaborative effort from the design team resulted in a well coordinated, project information model of the facility.
The BAM Construction team then added 4D (time) related data to the project information model to demonstrate the build programme and to ensure the logistics were planned effectively to ensure deliveries and subcontractor trades were in line with the programme.
Subsequent to the construction of the concrete pool tank and before the pool’s tiles were fitted, BAM Construction team used FARO laser scanning hardware along with FARO’s BuildIT Construction software to demonstrate that the construction was in compliance with the dimensional tolerances required.
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