Case Study

United Utilities Adopts Collaborative BIM Strategy To Deliver Over 200 Water Projects

Source: Bentley Systems
United Utilities Adopts Collaborative BIM Strategy To Deliver Over 200 Water Projects

Privatization of the United Kingdom’s (UK) water industry 25 years ago required providers to implement asset management programs (AMP) whereby water boards tendered contracts to construction firms to update the industry’s antiquated assets and help keep infrastructure properly maintained. Each AMP lasts for a five-year period, and in 2015, the industry moved into AMP6. Consistent with industry standard, United Utilities released its AMP6 program, investing GBP 6 billion for the five-year period ending 2020, with GBP 2.9 billion dedicated to delivering over 200 capital projects. As the UK’s largest listed water company managing regulated water and wastewater treatment plants and networks for 3 million households and 200,000 businesses, United Utilities’ investment will improve its massive water infrastructure to deliver better quality potable and bathing water, provide a cleaner environment, and lower customer bills over the next five years.