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Ballymore Creates a Garden In the Sky with Bluebeam Revu
Irish developer Ballymore Group is building two towers near London’s Canary Wharf featuring wraparound balconies that create a vertical sky garden. The development is fittingly called Wardian London: a Wardian case is a glass box meant to house ferns or other plants, invented by British botanist, explorer and inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. In other ways, too, the project embodies Ward’s spirit: the two towers, 55 and 50 stories, boldly remake the skyline of Canary Wharf, with all of the 764 apartments featuring balconies and private gardens. Incredibly, Ballymore will have installed about 4,000 balconies—40 per floor—when the towers open next year. This innovative design has called for new technology solutions such as Bluebeam Revu, which allows for real-time information to be shared instantaneously between the field and office, and has shaved one day per week off the installation schedule thanks to tracking and collaboration capabilities.
Challenge And Scope
Ballymore had to track more than 4,000 individual balconies throughout the construction lifecycle, from preconstruction to turnover. In addition to a tight schedule, they wanted to gather data incrementally to improve their processes going forward.
Ballymore turned to Bluebeam® Revu® to help them edit drawings, track construction progress and mitigate risk. Revu allowed them to coordinate and collaborate from field to office and vice versa in real time, without losing any information.
Terry Arnold, Project Director, Ballymore
"You can be in different parts of the world or different parts of the country, and still review the drawing at the same time … That will generate cost savings not just for on-site, but consultant cost time as well."
Ballymore saved at least one day per week during installation due to their extensive use of Revu. They reduced snagging time by 20%, as well.