When developing our schools range we have taken a whole life view. In the past schools have been designed without a great deal of consideration for the future lifecycle implications.
We have used a BIG BIM approach when developing the range. there are 4 defined stages which have to be considered to deliver BIG BIM
1. Define and Validate
2. Design and Prototype
3. Manufacture and Assemble
4. Operate and Maintain
All of the 4 stages are interlinked to ensure that holistic decisions are made to maximise value.We use Building Information Modelling to ensure the data is consistant and can be used at each stage.