MB 5D Cost Planning team finalists at UDIA Qld Awards Gala

Last Friday saw the Mitchell Brandtman 5D Cost Planning team nominated for the ‘Consultant Excellence Award’ at the UDIA (Qld) 2013 Awards for Excellence.

A big congratulations goes to the whole MB 5D Cost Planning team who worked on the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital with the Lend Lease team on industry changing work for which they were nominated. Although they didn’t take home the award on the night they did extremely well in becoming finalists and achieving fantastic results on the project.

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital is due to open late 2016 with approximately 450 inpatient beds and further adding another 288 by 2021. Mitchell Brandtman consulted to Lend Lease to provide innovative 5D quantity surveying throughout the procurement phase of Queensland’s first hospital public private partnership.

Mitchell Brandtman brought an understanding of 3D digital technologies, providing model validation and quantity measurements through the use of federated 3D models. Rather than providing a one-off product, Mitchell Brandtman mobilised a specialist team to the Lend Lease office, led by Associate & 5D Quantity Surveyor Matt Hemming, to work collaboratively with the Cost Planning & Procurement Lend Lease team with an aim of both adding value and providing on-the-job training and knowledge sharing in a time frame of 4 weeks.

Direct benefits included a significant reduction in time and cost, and access to real time information for decision making. Indirect benefits came from increased knowledge, identification clashes in the design phase, and the ability to engage with contractors and subcontractor trades to provide certainty throughout the tender process.

Mitchell Brandtman’s experience in working with Building Information Modelling (BIM) spans 20 years. Our skilled 5DQS team continually develops improvements within the technology that bring about greater efficiencies and cost certainty to our projects. Our collaboration with Lend Lease has meant that we were able to implement a new process that provides one 3D digital model incorporating all aspects of the architectural design and engineering including structural, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components of the building.

For more information please click here to see the award submission which highlights the skills, process and results achieved or visit our Projects page.

For more information please feel free to email Matt Hemming direct or call Mitchell Brandtman on 1800 454 434.