7D BIM research wins Building magazine award – Latest

7D BIM research wins Building magazine award

The research, sponsored and supported by Elliott Wood Partnership, has seen the development of the very first prototype 7D Building Information Model (BIM) model.

Led by architectural firm Cartwright Pickard, the 7D BIM Model has received renowned industry recognition at this year’s Building Awards, taking home the Digital Construction Award. Elliott Wood was delighted to have acted as a sponsor for this research, while also inputting from a structural engineering perspective.

The 7D BIM model combines the BIM process with whole-life cost (WLC) and carbon estimation, ensuring the sustainability of a scheme is ingrained from the very early stages. Having conducted the research during a two-year project with Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture, the outcome has proved to have a significant impact on how we can deliver buildings of the future. This prototype ensures designers and engineers not only have a better grasp of building performance and data, but can also understand the impact a building and its running costs will have on the environment for the long-term.

Since BIM was introduced, we have seen significant advances in the way we deliver our buildings and the 7D BIM Model takes us another step forward, incorporating one of the most fundamental aspects – sustainability and making a positive impact on our planet.

Elliott Wood is proud to be a part of a research project that is in line with our motivation to Engineer a Better Society, through the harnessing of key technologies.

The full technical case study ‘7D BIM- The BIM Identity’ can be found on Building’s website - https://www.building.co.uk/technical-case-studies/projects-7d-bim-the-bim-identity/5103780.article

The Building Awards are one of our industry’s leading awards programmes, led by Building Magazine – more information can be found on those here: https://building-awards.com/