The story of the development of SSC “Žali” at the digital construction conference BIMLINK


The 2nd Annual BIM Leadership Conference, BIMLINK 2018, took place on 12 December in the Litexpo conference centre. The aim of this conference is to contribute to the progress of digital construction in Lithuania and to provide knowledge about the BIM application.

This year the conference focused on a different aspect of project efficiency, namely RE management efficiency, which though analyzed less frequently is equally relevant. Presenters at the conference shared their experience in RE design, management and maintenance, as well as their expertise in BIM project management and digital data control.

Baltisches Haus architect Jūratė Lent also shared her experience with the conference participants and told the story about the development of SSC “Žali”.

According to Lent, the design of “Žali” included not only the BIM model of the building but also models of land plot, surrounding streets, new traffic circle and outdoor engineering networks. Moreover, the project contains a multitude of information, from specific technical information about materiality, technical data, physical and chemical properties to information about manufacturers, suppliers and other details.

Fifteen teams and approximately 300 people worked on the “Žali” project; four comprehensive studies and numerous simulations were conducted. In her presentation, the Baltisches Haus architect emphasized that, with such a large team, one of the biggest challenges was mutual communication and management of information flow in the construction process.

“Žali” is the first shopping and service centre in Lithuania built according to the international sustainable building standard BREEAM, which was recognized as the best project in the public building category at the Lithuanian BIM Projects 2018 competition.

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