London, 25 June 2018 – Canary Wharf Group has signed up to use London based digital construction innovator 3D Repo’s cloud-based digital construction platform, during design and construction, to allow collaborative co-ordination on the eagerly anticipated Wood Wharf project, the new district at Canary Wharf.
Building on work to date, including use during the design of basement structures and construction of cooling towers, the project has already seen utilisation of the 3D Repo platform by project partners such as Allies Morrison, Thornton Tomasetti, Adamson Associates, AECOM, John Robertson Architects, Gardner and SWECO.
Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo, says: “Benefits of our platform include up to 20 per cent reduction in on site errors as per the Government’s Construction 2025 targets and a reduction of up to 50 per cent in the time taken to resolve key issues. Other major improvements include increased consultant and sub-contractor accountability, and easy traceability of design issues, as well as overall improvements in design coordination for all parties involved.”
With an estimated completion in 2023, Wood Wharf has been designed to provide a new residential led, mixed use waterside community. The masterplan, designed by Allies and Morison Architects, will provide up to 3,300 new homes, nearly 2 million square feet of office space and a further 380,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and community uses including a primary school and GP’s surgery.
Richard Bray, Project Executive, Canary Wharf Contractors, says: “With the aim of delivering a workable virtual design of the complex Wood Wharf project, communication is key, and by utilising the 3D Repo platform, we can account for coordination and issue-resolution to ensure the delivery of a workable virtual design.”
Using 3D Repo’s award winning digital construction platform, users can, in a web browser, automatically federate the latest 3D models, track issues and assign tasks in real time, as well as analyse geometry and BIM data using tools such as the patent pending 3D Diff solution for model comparison and version control.
The 3D Repo platform differs from traditional collaboration tools in that it utilises a component-based database making the 3D model the gateway to all information. It also offers a full set of API’s to help with integration and custom development – meaning that information can be made live, useful and accessible throughout the entire project lifecycle.
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3D Repo is a multi-award winning company providing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Digital Construction in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted database in order to manage the project as well as verify, validate and analyse the data in a fully collaborative environment.
With 3D Repo, users can manage model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which allow the whole project team to work from a single source of truth. Additionally, the project knowledge base can be accessed via VR giving a live experience which has applications in Health and Safety training and client experiences.
The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Crossrail and Canary Wharf Contractors. http://3drepo.org/
Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
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The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
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