Team players for over 50 years

Team players for over 50 years

Services & expertise

Our services

Structural Engineering

We began as structural engineers, and this discipline still forms the core of our practice. As structural engineers we work closely with the architect, building services engineer, client and contractor to achieve a design, which maximises efficiency and optimises the re-use of existing building elements.

Civil Engineering

As civil engineers we recognise the responsibility to protect the environment providing strategies to limit the impact of a development.

Working closely with architects, the statutory authorities and other specialists within the team; we ensure that the civil engineering solutions adopted take account of external site constraints and satisfy the statutory requirements in an efficient and cost effective way.

 

Our expertise

Sectors

We work across all of the major sectors including:

  • Public Buildings
  • Educational
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Residential
  • Refurbishment
  • Hotels
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Historical and Listed Buildings
  • Public Art

Take a look at our Projects page to see our projects and sectors in more detail.

BIM

BIM is Building Information Management. It is a process by which information is created, communicated and managed throughout a construction project life cycle.

In this day and age, construction information is predominantly digital. For consistency and to aid collaboration, this information should be governed by a set of common standards.

There are a number of International Standards, the UK BIM framework is set out in ISO 19650. In 2022, Booth King gained ISO 19650 accreditation through BSi.

ISO 19650-2:2018

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM).

Above: using BIM for Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Modelling and draughting

In order to work effectively in the BIM environment it is necessary to use the right software tools. Booth King Partnership were early adopters of Revit in 2009 and we continue to use the latest available version as our principal modelling and draughting software.

Best practice

Booth King Partnership has the capability to author specifications to the latest Uniclass 2015 using NBS Chorus. This makes sure that clauses are always referencing the most recent codes of practice and industry best practice.

Other tools at our disposal for working within the BIM environment include Autodesk Civil 3D, PDS Flow for analysis of drainage networks, Tekla Building Designer and SCIA Engineer.

We are familiar with all the most common data environment platforms.

Some of the benefits you can expect for your project by working with Booth King on BIM projects:

  • Closer collaboration between the team members.
  • Efficient workflows and fewer design iterations leading to shorter design programmes.
  • Direct integration of design data and clash detection resulting in more accurate outputs.

Examples of recent BIM projects

BIM on Yoko Ono Centre at Liverpool University

Liverpool University commissioned the construction of a new auditorium and lecture building to be called Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, this houses a 400 seat state of the art Tung Auditorium as well as a 600 seat Paul Brett Lecture Theatre. As this was a University project they were interested in implementing BIM which was used from the early stages of the project.

The Architect, Structural/Civil Engineer and M&E Engineer worked closely using several design packages to ensure full co-ordination throughout from the early design stage up to construction of the structure. These packages include Revit, Navisworks, IFC models, AutoCAD, etc. Being able to use the models for clash detection across the disciplines helped with co-ordination.

All drawings, models, schedules, etc are uploaded to the Viewpoint web portal to allow the client, design team, contractors & sub-contractors full access to all information as well as allowing comments to be seen. This gives full transparency when accessing information and allows the team to track the design process from inception to commissioning the building.

BIM on Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Bruntwood Scitech are development partners with the University of Birmingham for the new Birmingham Health Innovation Campus at Selly Oak.

The biotech campus is constructed on the former Battery Tip, and will comprise six laboratory and office buildings and a multi-storey car park. Design has been carried out under BIM protocols with three-dimensional models developed and exchanged on the client’s common data environment from the earliest design stages.

The structural, mechanical and architectural models have been developed in Revit and co-ordinated using clash detection and reporting using Navisworks and BimCollab.

Structural analysis and reinforcement design were carried out in SCIA Engineer software with information trasferred digitally into Revit and AutoCAD. The complicated site topography and multiple phases of preparation were modelled using Civil 3D to quantify, cut and fill; to generate construction information which was transferred directly to the contractor’s GPS enabled plant.

Direct digital transfer minimises potential for human error. All drawings, models and schedules are uploaded to the Viewpoint web portal to allow the client, design team, contractors and sub-contractors full access to all information. This gives full transparency when accessing information and allows the team to track the design process from inception to commissioning the building.