Graphisoft Archicad 2016 Awards



Graphisoft Archicad 2016 Awards

BMJ Architects demonstrates its BIM credentials by being awarded runner-up in the “Public Sector Project of the Year” category, for the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Kings College Hospital, at the Graphisoft Archicad Awards 2016.

These annual awards highlight projects that utilise Graphisoft Archicad software for Building Information Modeling and this award shows our growing expertise in this field.

Marc Hilliard, BMJ’s BIM Manager in its London office is working on the CCU project and had this to say about using BIM for this project, “ This CCU is a new 60 bed facility on the highly congested Denmark Hill site of Kings College Hospital. The design forms two new floors of accommodation and a double height plant room above the existing neurosurgery theatre block. Two independent stair cores will provide access from ground level all the way up to the proposed patient roof garden.


The structural solution, to bridge over the existing theatre block, came about due to limits on existing foundation capacity, which in turn allows an increase in footprint for the new facility. A full utilisation of the layer combination, renovation settings and model view settings tools has allowed construction documentation to be produced to be extracted from the model.  As the project is running on the BIM Server as a teamwork file PMKs  have been used to publish views that are then linked to stand alone layout books. From here documentation is published in multiple formats,” Marc went on to say, “the enormous scope and complexity of the structural solution and the services change over, on top of the proposal to build over an existing theatre, meant storey settings, coordinates and orientations across multiple models, disciplines and softwares was key to success.”