01 June 2020
sponsored by Clearbox
KSS are 100 strong chartered architects, interior and graphic design practice, formed in 1991 and based in central London and Sevenoaks, Kent. They specialise in the design of major sports venues and training facilities, educational projects and residential developments.
In 2019, they completed:
KSS transitioned to the use of BIM authoring software, Autodesk Revit, over 13 years ago. They consistently deliver projects to Level 2 on all projects. They deliver all projects in Revit, through an agreed collaboration with the principal design consultants set out in BIM Execution Plans, following the file naming and work-sharing processes as established in PAS1192 / ISO19650.
They work closely with their clients to help them better understand and define their specific project requirements. For example, with No.1 Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, they worked directly with the client, their BIM Consultant and the design team (including structures, MEP, civils and landscape) to develop a BEP in response to their EIRs. Requirements largely followed those established within the CPIx templates including software versions, file and layer naming protocols, model sharing and interference checking.
For best possible outcomes, KSS incorporate BIM protocols within the consultant appointment documents. This helps to ensure BIM deliverables, client’s requirements and the contractual schedule of services (as defined in appointments) are aligned per discipline and by Works Stage. This is of particular importance when defining and aligning the architectural and building services modelling and deliverables scope.
On a recent project, KSS worked closely with the client and their legal team to understand aspirations and ensure the BEP and Model Responsibility Matrix were agreed by the stakeholders, achievable, aligned with appointments and included within contracts.
Tangible benefits, from inception to completion, should include, but are not limited to:
About the Digital Construction Award:
Digital Construction embraces BIM, GIS, Big Data and other evolving technological advancements. Technology has transformed the world we live in and has potential to revolutionise the construction industry. This category rewards organisations, projects or initiatives that have adopted, advanced and achieved excellence in Digital Construction.