GroupBC’s CDE to facilitate digital information at Birmingham Airport

common data environment, Birmingham Airport,
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GroupBC’s common data environment (CDE) will be at the heart of the expansion of Birmingham Airport, enabling optimum document and digital information management

As part of Birmingham Airport’s Master Plan – a £500m capital investment to transform the airport into a world-class facility – GroupBC was selected for its reputation as a common data environment and digital information expert.

Presented on a user-friendly interface, GroupBC’s common data environment is a turnkey construction solution which drives efficiency across the design, construction and operational phases. During these periods, GroupBC’s CDE will provide vital coordination for the flow of information; particularly in terms of enabling the review, verification and approval of documents, drawings and models.

Using the common data environment, project teams will be able to quickly identify the status of information all held securely on a single system.

GroupBC’s CDE interface

Stuart Bell, sales & marketing director at GroupBC, said: “After winning both Heathrow and Dubai airports, securing the Birmingham Airport project is testimony to our expertise in working with major aviation clients.

“GroupBC’s CDE is widely used in the owner-operator space due to its industry-leading modern interface, rapid deployment and fast return on investment.”

Marie Trembacki, operations manager at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins, on behalf of Birmingham Airport, added: “Birmingham Airport will be a catalyst for growth across the Midlands, driving economic benefit to the region and the whole of the UK.

“We’ve been impressed with GroupBC’s CDE interface, which will encourage usability and reduce delays in information exchange to keep the project on track.”

Compliance with BIM Level 2

Supporting compliance with BIM Level 2, GroupBC’s common data environment is the Airports single source of information, enabling project teams to access and disseminate live, up-to-date data without any duplication of effort. A templated implementation approach ensured the system was quick to deploy and when live, delivered immediate governance to the project.

With GroupBC’s CDE now delivering consistent, auditable information, Birmingham Airport will be able to access, collate and review verified information any time, any place, in a professional, powerful and refined asset information management system, worthy of, what will be, one of the UK’s largest airports.


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