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OMNI BIM Solutions succeeds in demystifying BIM

CUSTOMER STORY // AUTODESK REVIT - NAVISWORSKS - BIM 360

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Headquarters project for Crédit Du Maroc in Casablanca - Photo credit Omar Alaoui & Bruno Willerval architects

OMNI BIM Solutions, a company specialising in BIM Management, operates mainly in Africa and North America and was founded by 3 young architects who are passionate about the application of new technologies in their field. Understanding the major role of BIM in the transformation of the construction sector at a global level, they quickly adopted BIM processes in their business.

A MISSION CONTAINING SEVERAL CHALLENGES

OMNI BIM Solutions was called upon for the construction project of the head office of the Crédit du Maroc bank, based in Casablanca. Their mission was to achieve a successful BIM integration during the construction phase.

OMNI BIM faced several challenges on this project. The project teams were held to tight deadlines with almost no room for delays or mistakes. And a BIM process would be introduced to stakeholders who would be using it for the first time.

Headquarters project for Crédit Du Maroc in Casablanca - Photo credit Omar Alaoui & Bruno Willerval architects

The client had requested BIM as a requirement of the project as they were aware of the potential and added value of the methodology. "It is necessary for us to introduce a new way of working to the various stakeholders, one which places the digital model at the heart of production.", comments Mohamed Amine Fitouhi, co-founder of OMNI BIM Solutions.

The OMNI BIM team used several Autodesk solutions in their approach. Revit 2020 was used for modeling. Mohamed Amine Fitouhi confirmed that “The power of Revit was felt particularly during the phase relating to the office fittings of the open-plan office, as all aspects relating to light, temperatures, etc. were optimised”.

Navisworks was used for the detection of clashes and enabled OMNI BIM Solutions to detect around a hundred clashes in the DCE folder, and it is expected that more clashes will be detected and processed as the project progresses.

"Our greatest asset is the use of BIM 360 as a platform for BIM exchange and coordination, drawing on the resources allowed by this powerful tool" affirms Mohamed Amine Fitouhi.

Headquarters project of Crédit Du Maroc bank in Casablanca - Navisworks model - Photo credit OMNI BIM Solutions

Our greatest pride is to have dispelled the "BIM is too complicated" myth and it is thanks to BIM 360. Without this tool we would not have been able to succeed in this task. Indeed, this platform tends to democratise the use of BIM by making it accessible to everyone.

Mohamed Amine Fitouhi, Co-founder, OMNI BIM Solutions

A SIZE CHALLENGE, SUCCESSFULLY MET

The main difficulty encountered by the OMNI BIM Solutions team in this project was the imbalance in the stakeholders' BIM maturity levels, with the vast majority of them experiencing BIM for the first time. OMNI BIM overcame this challenge by assisting the stakeholders in their modeling phase and trained them to use the BIM 360 platform. To their great surprise, the stakeholders easily adapted to this new method of work, with very little resistance to the change.

Headquarters project of Crédit Du Maroc bank in Casablanca - Axono model - Photo credit OMNI BIM Solutions

"The results are spectacular. The BIM 360 platform is quickly adopted by everyone because of its ergonomics and ease of handling. The exchange is done in an efficient way with workflows aligned to progress on-site," affirms Mohamed Amine Fitouhi.

In presentations to new clients, we are asked for a quick demonstration of BIM. We have found the magic formula, we take out our PCs, open BIM 360, and the effect is almost immediate. With a few clicks, the client quickly understands what BIM is instead of giving a long presentation that cannot be understood.

Mohamed Amine Fitouhi, Co-founder, OMNI BIM Solutions

TOWARDS DEMOCRATIZATION OF BIM

The OMNI BIM team has found BIM 360 to be the ideal tool to popularize BIM to its customers. Mohamed Amine Fitouhi explains, “Our greatest pride is to have dispelled the 'BIM is too complicated' myth and it is thanks to BIM 360. Without this tool, we would not have been able to succeed in this task. Indeed, this platform tends to democratize the use of BIM by making it accessible to all”.

“In presentations to new clients, we are asked for a quick demonstration of BIM. We have found the magic formula we take out our PCs, open BIM 360, and the effect is almost immediate. With just a few clicks, the client quickly understands what BIM is instead of giving a long presentation that cannot be understood."

Headquarters project of Crédit Du Maroc bank in Casablanca - Photo credit Omar Alaoui & Bruno Willerval architects

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project name: CRÉDIT DU MAROC HEADQUARTERS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Project description: 2 Basements - Ground floor + 7 floors

Client: CRÉDIT DU MAROC (SA)

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