Project Description

The Yas Mall will be a regional facility which will provide in excess of 700 retail and catering units including four major department stores and hotels. The Yas Mall will serve not only the local and regional markets but also the tourist population visiting Yas Island’s host of tourist and leisure attractions, including Ferrari Theme Park and Formula One Marina Circuit.

The Challenge

iTech was required to convert 2D CAD drawings of structure and architecture tender documents into 3D Revit models, Navisworks models, Animations and Quantity Exports within a very tight time-frame to provide bid support and technical presentation support during the Tender Submission for our Client.

The Solution

iTech supported our Client during the tender phase to enhance the Client’s overall BIM capabilities and knowledge assisting them in the preparation of the project Tender submission. iTech was able to provide resources located on site to manage the 4D sequencing process with the Clients scheduling team and integrate the models with the updated construction schedule as the methodology was prepared in both Primavera and using the 3D BIM model. The 3D and 4D models to perform partial 5D analysis to verify resources and costs planned for the project delivery.

The Result

With BIM, the model and sequencing animation produced included information that allowed our Client to accurately and rapidly generate an array of essential estimating information, such as materials quantities and costs, size and area estimates, and productivity projections. As changes were made, estimating information automatically adjusts itself, allowing greater contractor productivity during the tender phase providing cost savings to the manpower requirements necessary to derive the construction methodology. Utilizing BIM in the Tender phase reduced our Client’s risk significantly with the final bid price.