Mabey Hire launches BIM layouts for temporary bridging

Data-rich 3D formats to enhance collaboration and improve temporary works planning

Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey Hire has launched new data-rich 3D formats for its temporary bridging projects. The introduction of BIM objects in temporary bridging will enable customers to see how their models will work in a real environment, and allow greater collaboration between engineering teams and external clients in the early stages of a temporary works project.

Mabey Hire offers three bridges for hire: BeamBridge, Universal and Compact 200, in addition to designing and manufacturing permanent modular bridges and these are the latest products to be modelled in Revit 3D Parametric Families, the software built specifically for BIM. This follows other successful BIM projects by Mabey Hire across excavation systems, bracing struts and propping and jacking systems.

By using BIM objects, bridging customers will be able to run clash avoidance checks, understand potential health and safety issues, and benefit from greater control over their project.

Mabey Hire’s engineering director Dave Holland said: “From concept to construction, customer decisions must be based on real-world information. Our work on BIM projects creates a more accurate image for temporary works and is the foundation for a host of digital engineering innovations. This includes virtual reality, augmented reality and Live BIM – which sees 3D models of buildings, rail, roads and bridges connected with real-time sensors. By making it easier to interpret and interact with information, our customers will benefit from faster, safer and more efficient projects.”

Mabey Hire BIM objects for temporary works are available for clients to download on its eData Technical Library.

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