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CORNICHE RESIDENTIAL TOWERS

Project Details

Sector: Residential + Commercial
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Project Size: 154,000 sqm.
Status: Detailed Design Stage
IEC Role: BIM Consultancy & Management/Project
Management on behalf of the Client

Project description

The project is a mixed-use development on Al Corniche Road; primarily a residential development with commercial space on ground & podium floors. The project includes four basements for parking spaces, four podium levels which house additional parking as well as mechanical floor. The fourth podium roof level also provides for gymnasium & residential swimming pool facilities.

There are three towers with 30 floors each above the podiums offering 2BR, 3BR & 4BR apartments with views of Abu Dhabi Corniche available from all apartments.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

Comprehensive BIM Strategies

IEC has created, at the early stage, a BIM-enabled strategy to effectively manage and control the delivery of the project. Complete BIM solutions have been provided by IEC from the onset of the project to enable all project stakeholders to understand and implement BIM processes, standards, IT infrastructure, legal frameworks, roles and responsibilities, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), BIM Deliverables, QA/QC, etc.

Independent Design Reviews

IEC performed weekly reviews of the design models & updates provided by the consultants, provided feedback & the necessary modifications were incorporated in the next week’s upload. These independent reviews assisted the consultants in keeping the project on track with the required quality of the product in check.

Clash Management Process

The Clash management process employed by IEC enabled the different consultants to review & rectify the type and severity of conflicts highlighted by IEC. The highly effective cyclic nature of this process paid dividends throughout the design stages of the project.

Improved Client Involvement

Client participation early on in the design process with the assistance of BIM visualization processes set up by IEC helped the consultants come up with a better & more productive design for the project

Code Compliance Strategies

As a part of the BIM implementation process, specific attention was paid to the code compliance QA/QC procedures on IEC‘s part to check the project design. Headroom clearance, discrepancies, code checks, etc., combined with the multidiscipline clash checks enabled IEC to provide better design management services to the client.

Stakeholders Collaboration

Through a consistent and well planned project management process, IEC enabled all project stakeholders collaborating on a single BIM platform & providing ready-to implement solutions which has led the project to save valuable time on the generation of shop drawings, approvals, data sheets, communication, etc.