Active Projects

MSV5: The implementation and use of BIM tools and processes in the design and construction of two major UK hospitals


Project Facts

Start date: June 2011
End date: November 2013
Investigators Dr. Chris Harty
Staff Employed Richard Davies
Status Completed (further work continuing)

Project Partners

HOK Architects,
Skanska UK

Project Partners

School of Construction Management and Engineering
The University of Reading
PO Box 219
T: +44(118) 3788199

This project aimed to research the use of various modelling tools to support to provide coherence and data integrity throughout the project lifecycle from business case to design, to construction, to building operation and use.

Commenting on the value of the research to Skanska David Throssell, Skanska Technology’s UK BIM Technical Manager, noted “We have been working with Dr Harty and his team since early 2008. …This research has been invaluable in moving our thinking about technology implementation beyond the technology to understanding the cultural change issues involved, and how we can better support change management processes.”