Multi-disciplinary consulting engineers Patrick Parsons continue to apply BIM level 2 by using REVIT MEP capabilities with the M&E design completion of Ysgol Awel y Mynydd School in Llandudno Junction, North Wales.
The project consists of a new school, which is part of the Conwy Council’s 21st Century Schools programme. It sees the merge of two existing local primary schools, Ysgol Maelgwyn and Ysgol Nant Y Coedwith, and will cater for 492 pupils.
The state of the art £11.5m building is located on a greenfield development site on the eastern edge of Llandudno Junction, adjacent to the Welsh Government’s North Wales Regional Headquarters.
Patrick Parsons performed a full MEP design on the scheme, which was designed to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and BIM level 2. Working collaboratively with the design team, Autocad REVIT was used for the key co-ordination areas including plant areas and primary distribution routes.
The school is designed to be highly energy efficient and includes passive design strategies and low carbon technology to minimise energy use. Features include roof mount wind catchers providing ventilation to classrooms, LED lighting, ventilation heat recovery, high performance building management system (BMS) and photovoltaic panels providing electricity.
Gerard Hosford, Associate in Patrick Parsons’ Builidng Services team, said: “The ustilisation of BIM on this scheme has provided a successful means for co-ordination and clash detection between architectural and engineering disciplines, allowing for more efficient workflows and a clearer understanding of the design at an earlier stage. Patrick Parsons have designed a number of BIM projects and will continue to extend our capabilities in future schemes.”
Civil and structural design services for the project are also being provided by Patrick Parsons, with completion scheduled for April 2017.