In 2019, SPIE UK is working with the University of Dundee as the main contractor under a three-year framework contract, due to conclude in 2021.
SPIE UK is responsible for the design, upgrade and replacement of mechanical and electrical installations. The team is tasked with a significant amount of complex mechanical engineering work requiring specialist BIM skills, steam design, HPHW design and the ability to maintain live environments so as not to disrupt the studies of the university’s students across over 50 buildings within the University facility. Through the use of 5D BIM capabilities, SPIE have been able to precisely map out every phase of the delivery process, showing where temporary systems will be installed and how downtime will be kept to a minimum. Using BIM has also allowed for a level of pricing accuracy that would have been impossible using traditional designs.
Other elements within the framework include a new plant for the student union swimming pool, removal and provision of a new state of the art oil tank facility in preparation of a new CHP plant, and provision of additional heating to the library space via duct mounted heater batteries.