Osborne Invests for the Future

Osborne has a long history of innovating with technology. More than 25 years ago we were using portable computers and our own software to improve the productivity of our commercial team. Osborne are continuing that technological push today, by investing in cloud enabled BIM solutions, Autodesk’s BIM360 platform.

Rennie Chadwick, Director of Design & IT leads on BIM implementation at Osborne. He comments:

”Since we started our first BIM level 2 project in 2012 we have been looking for technology that matches our culture and makes it as easy as possible for us to collaborate with our customers, designers and supply chain partners. Our investment in BIM360 makes it possible for anyone working with us in one of our BIM projects to contribute models, view them or use them without any need to invest further in their own technology. All they need is a pc or an iPad and an internet connection, removing many of the perceived barriers to entry from a technology and process point of view and puts the focus back where it belongs, in the minds and hearts of the people involved in the project.  We can concentrate on using the skills and creativity of the people in our projects to deliver more value for our customers, confident that decisions are based on a consistent, accurate and up to date set of information.”

Osborne has invested in an enterprise wide subscription to BIM360, Autodesk’s cloud based BIM solution.  This is made up of a number of components; Glue, for co-ordinating and developing design stage models; Navisworks Manage for adding cost and time dimensions to the design; point cloud layout, to extract the setting out information from the design model; Field, enabling all of the site based activities to access the design models and capture ‘as-built’ information and manage the physical construction works.

Mike Keane, Construction Industry Manager, UK & Ireland, Autodesk said:

“The BIM 360 platform gives project stakeholders access to information they need, giving Osborne the ability to monitor and manage design and construction activities more effectively than ever before. Ultimately, BIM 360 will support faster project delivery, improved quality, and reduced waste throughout the design and build process.”