Kykloud has taken a starring role as part of the winning team during the 2013 North East BIM Hub competition.
Part of the UK Government’s BIM Strategy roll-out, the annual North East BIM Hub competition is a highlight for both experienced and novice BIM professionals interested in using their skills to meet a design brief. The aim of the competition was to get SME’s and larger more experienced BIM enabled business to work together.

The competition began bright and early at 9am on the 10th April with six teams from the world of design and construction including architects, surveyors, engineers and software consultants. Using the design brief to create a Byker Community Hub, our focus was to use as many BIM tools and processes as possible through as many lifecycle phases as possible within a limited amount of time to create a final submission to present to all teams at the end of the day.

The project required plans to design a social community hub with catering facilities, an internal recreational space, multi-use space for community groups, toilet and changing facilities which are accessible to city and stadium users.

The final submission required a summary of the proposal and methodology, models and data along with a number of optional submissions including FM / asset management deliverables, COBie data drops and a short animation or render sequence. As one of the “BIM experts” for the Summers Imman team, kykloud used their market leading BIM-ready surveying software to help bring home the overall prize for best submission and best visualisation. The prize will be awarded at the North East Constructing Excellence Awards held in May 2013.

Ed Bartlett, Kykloud co-founder said:

“North East England has received national attention in the national trade press as one of the UK’s central hubs for BIM expertise and deservedly so. The North East BIM Hub competition was a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable day and a chance to work with professionals from different backgrounds to deliver on what was an interesting brief and utilise kykloud software in a BIM focused setting. The team delivered a huge amount of work in a day using more than 5 linked up different BIM software packages – outputs were as diverse as rendered visualisations, construction sequencing models, full asset management and FM cost plans over 30 years and ready for site defect snagging inspection forms on the kykloud iPad app. Within 30 minutes of starting we knew that the 30 year whole life cost of the building was to be £7 million – how many projects have you worked on where you have taken a building through its whole lifecycle in day?“

To learn more about the North East BIM Hub competition visit the NBS blog or join the twitter community with the twitter hashtag #NorthEastBIMCompetition.