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  • Sector: Education - Higher Education
  • Client (appointing party): Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Main contractor: Morgan Sindall
  • BBD Client: Allies and Morrison
  • Project value: £46m
  • RIBA Stage(s): 4-6
  • Model authors (appointed parties): Allies and Morrison, NG Bailey and ARUP
Manchester Metropolitan University Arts and Humanities Building


Clash detection of multiple models during RIBA stages 4, 5 & 6

Service: Bond Bryan Digital were employed to federate models and to assess and manage coordination issues. Bond Bryan Digital worked collaboratively alongside Morgan Sindall, Allies and Morrison and the other design team members to ensure a fully coordinated design. Discipline models were combined within Solibri Model Checker and issues managed using a cloud-based issue management tool in the form of KUBUS BIMcollab. All team members were provided access to the issues raised within the secure cloud environment and the tool allows dashboard reporting to provide feedback on progress.

Issues were also directly shared back to the authoring tool, in this case Autodesk Revit, using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format). Issues were then discussed in coordination workshops led by Bond Bryan Digital and held regularly to ensure issues are highlighted and resolved.

Client view: “For the MMU Arts & Humanities Project, we were asked by Morgan Sindall, the Main Contractor, to provide a managed clash analysis process to assist design coordination over work stages 4 and 5. This would have proven logistically difficult to provide in-house with our team based in London – Bond Bryan Digital were able to help us by providing a local presence and leadership at fortnightly clash analysis workshops.

Being a BIM Level 2 project, Morgan Sindall aimed to promote high levels of team collaboration around the 3D model, ensuring design elements are fully coordinated before the associated work packages commence on site.

Bond Bryan Digital joined the project with a clear process for the design team to follow, introducing BIMcollab as an online issue management platform. They were instrumental in introducing the building services subcontractor to the 3D modelling and design coordination process, as there was a gap in model coordination after the building services engineer’s appointment ended at the end of Stage 3.

Bond Bryan Digital have integrated themselves within design coordination between the disciplines and requested a clear scope is defined for clash analysis for each workshop. This has ensured that model coordination workshops focus on genuine design coordination issues and contribute to mitigating project risk.” Matt Olsen, Associate, Allies and Morrison


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“Our experience of working with Bond Bryan Digital has been very positive and they have used a ‘jargon-free’ approach to discussing our requirements. As well as completing a detailed audit of our resources, Bond Bryan Digital led a series of ‘discovery’ workshops with a range of stakeholders from across the organisation and synthesised this into an accessible, yet detailed, report on our organisational maturity compared to ISO19650 standards for Information Management.”


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“Kier work closely with Bond Bryan Digital on a variety of fronts, they are very knowledgeable, productive and collaborative, bringing value for our organisation and clients through better information management.”

Kier Strategic Projects

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