Engineering stretched to its limits
“I really enjoy seeing these projects,” said Elbert O. Speidel, selection committee member. “The Museum of the Future stretches structural engineering to its limits and showcases the creativity of what is possible using innovative modeling technology. Tekla was the ideal BIM program to complete the museum and have the kind of detailing and tolerances that are needed in order to construct such an elaborate building.”
The Tekla Global BIM Awards 2018 winners include:
1) Best BIM Project, Best Public Category Project and Winner of the Online Voting: Museum of the Future – United Arab Emirates, Eversendai Engineering L.L.C.
2) Best Commercial Project: Luminary – Finland, A-Insinöörit Suunnittelu Oy, Skanska Oy, BST-Arkkitehdit Oy, Betonirakenne Oinas Oy, Parma Oy, Optiplan Oy, Caverion Suomi Oy
3) Best Industrial Project: Hinkley Point C – United Kingdom, Atkins
Hinkley Point C is a new nuclear power plant on track to begin providing low carbon energy to 6 million homes in 2025. This project is one of the largest construction projects in the world, involving over 300 detailers, 3,000 workers and 3 million tonnes of concrete. To keep things running smoothly, Atkins has used BIM to the fullest for this paperless construction. Using Tekla Structures, Atkins has provided a fully integrated 3D reinforcement model as part of the detailed design packages.
4) Best Infrastructure Project: Trafikplats Vega – Sweden, ELU Konsult AB
Trafikplats Vega, a cast-in-place traffic interchange with five bridges and retaining walls, was a complex project that was designed and constructed without paper drawings. ELU modeled and constructed the complex design using Tekla Structures, and even developed their own components to fit their unique needs.
5) Best Sports & Recreation Project: Optus Stadium – Australia, Arup & PDC Group
Opened in January 2018, Optus Stadium is a 60,000-seat multi-purpose stadium located in Perth, Western Australia. Using an open BIM approach and a wide variety of software, Arup and PDC were able to share critical information with all stakeholders. This enabled them to create workflows that saved time and increased efficiency, resulting in project completion three weeks ahead of schedule.
6) Best Small Project: Station La Glacière – France, Baudin Chateauneuf
With Station La Glacière, Baudin Chateauneuf was faced with a big challenge: they needed to construct an identical replication of the staircases of the Metro station line No. 6 within an extremely tight timeline. Using Trimble and Tekla software, they were able to complete the project in a matter of months, with surveying starting at the end of May 2017 and the project opening to the public on 28 August 2017.
7) Best Student Project: BlackSea-TORM – Turkey, Fatih Yesevi Okur, Ebru Kalkan, Ergün Erdo
8) Special Recognition: Kainuu Hospital – Finland, Kainuu alliance: Kainuu social and health care joint authority, Skanska Talonrakennus Oy, Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy, Sweco Architects Oy, Sweco Talotekniikka Oy, Sweco PM Oy, Caverion Suomi Oy
Kainuu Hospital is a large timber project in which BIM and BIM-based collaboration have been used throughout the entire construction process. BIM has been used in innovative ways to construct the hospital, with advanced technology such as CAVE (computer assisted virtual environment) that allows 3D virtual reality, on-site BIM kiosks and Augmented Reality (AR) technology all at work.
More information about the selection committee: https://www.tekla.com/bim-awards/2018-jury.