University of Brighton

University of Brighton Brighton 2015

Project History

The University of Brighton has appointed Cadnet as the Employer’s Representative for the construction of its £14 million state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Centre on the University’s Moulsecoomb campus. In performing the ER role, Cadnet will be responsible for ensuring the University of Brighton’s information requirements are pre-defined. This includes the information requirements from the project, as well as those for the long-term use of the building. Cadnet will also be ensuring that these requirements are understood by all parties involved in the construction process and that they are delivered as specified.

The Challenge

The AEC is being built in a “Level 2” BIM environment whereby the design team including architects Hassells has developed a 3D virtual model of the building as part of their design process. As the design evolves and the building is ultimately constructed the level of information contained in the Project Information Model grows and evolves too. The ER role takes responsibility for the accuracy of this information by ensuring all parties provide the right level of detail and in the right format at each of stage of the construction process. The ultimate aim is for the model to be integrated into the University’s estate asset records and used to inform the operation and maintenance decisions throughout lifetime of the building. The Employer’s Representative is now a legal requirement on all BIM projects.

What the client said...

"We have appointed Cadnet as our Employer’s Representative for the AEC project because of the business’ practical knowledge and experience in managing building information in a Level 2 BIM environment. Cadnet has a thorough understanding of both the technical detail required and the practical experience of BIM delivery to the BS 1192 standards. This knowledge will be essential in the successful coordination and delivery of the information from this project. We have worked with Cadnet for over 5 years and they are an essential partner in the ongoing process of capturing our estate asset information and integrating this information into our Facilities Management reducing operational and maintenance cost and waste".