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5 August 2015

HOK BIM System Provides Framework for Gatwick Airport Updates


A building information modeling (BIM) system developed by HOK is central to the success of London Gatwick Airport’s £1.2 billion capital investment program, according to Building.

“Central to this project is the wholesale adoption of BIM technology. HOK, as architect in charge of delivering Gatwick’s development framework, has been integral in establishing the BIM system on which the framework has been based. Rod Hulse, Gatwick’s head of development engineering explains: ‘BIM offers us the opportunity to develop a huge program of improvements to Gatwick Airport … without creating a massive disruption to our operation and while allowing us to integrate all our projects together and see where the interfaces are – and still deliver world class facilities for our customers.’

“In design terms, Hulse defines the BIM vision at Gatwick as one that delivers a number of targets, all of which are based around a crucial process: integration. … ‘Integration is essential and from a facilities management point of view, it’s essential that maintenance information is available right from the start. This will enable us to determine what is the best equipment to use in order to minimize cost,’ [Hulse said].”

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