Tekla Global BIM Awards 2012 Images: Tekla Corporation and Tekla customers Text and layout: Tekla Building & Construction Marketing Printed by: DMP / Eriksen Oy Paper: MAXI Gloss 170 g Cover photo: Composition image of Derby Business Park by Insinööritoimisto Mäkeläinen Oy Copyright 2013 Tekla Corporation. All rights reserved. Tekla is a registered trademark of Tekla Corporation in the European Union, the United States, and in several other countries.
DEAR READER, a Welcome to a tour of some fresh and impressive projects in the construction trade, which we recognize in Tekla Global BIM Awards. This booklet is filled with both visually special and seemingly everyday structures from all walks of the industry. In this Tekla Global BIM Awards booklet, art and historical museums demonstrate current trends in architecture, and parking garages and shopping centers represent the everyday stops on our way to work. However; these everyday and special projects share the property of complexity. The humblelooking parking garage can be very difficult to design and build if there are no straight lines, while the architectural marvels with imaginative shapes obviously offer structural challenges. Tackling the challenges set by novel shapes, tightening schedules, budgets and busy sites is the everyday life of the construction industry. Our customers are there to understand the processes, complex shapes and structures behind them and to find the best methods to build them. A hammer, disk saw and paper drawings are not sufficient tools for today’s builders who do their work together with numerous project parties. Collaboration with constructable building information models provides better answers to these everyday challenges facing the builders of special structures. This year, the jury for the Tekla Global BIM Awards clearly saw that our customers have been achieving very high standards in their work.
“Our customers are there to understand the processes, complex shapes and structures behind them and find the best ways to build them.”
Yours sincerely, Risto Räty Executive Vice President, Tekla Corporation
The laser-cut crystal trophies given to the winning projects.
CONTENTS Page Welcome to Tekla Global BIM Awards 2012 Contents The Competition, Tekla Software and Tekla & Trimble The Jury
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Derby Business Park Park & Ride De Uithof The Emirates Air Line London Cable Car Icebergs - Louis Vuitton Foundation The Capital Market Authority Office Tower Leeds Arena National Museum of Qatar Music Palace Utrecht New Movable Pedestrian Bridge Process & Utility Deck Karisto Shopping Center Manitoba Hydro Spillway Replacement
BIM Concrete and other Steel Concrete and other Steel BIM BIM Steel Steel Steel Concrete and other Concrete and other
Finland The Netherlands London France Saudi Arabia UK Qatar The Netherlands Italy North Sea (UK) Finland Canada
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TEKLA & TRIMBLE
a Tekla Global BIM Awards competition exists to express appreciation towards Tekla customers and share their success stories worldwide. Tekla has arranged the competition yearly since 2009. The competition has three categories: BIM projects, Steel projects, and Concrete and other projects. Entries to the competition were the winners of regional Tekla model competitions held by Tekla area offices and resellers during the year. A jury of leading BIM experts inside and outside Tekla decides the winners of the Global BIM Awards are decided by, and everyone interested can say their opinion in the public vote over the Internet.
T Tekla was established in 1966, and today has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Since 2011, Tekla has been a part of the Trimble Buildings Group. Trimble Buildings Group’s solutions tightly link office-based process and information with the field crew. Trimble Design-Build-Operate platform responds to the needs of owners and the AECO industry by increasing productivity and reducing rework.
TEKLA SOFTWARE W Tekla’s goal is simple: multiply our customers’ potential to think and achieve big. Tekla provides a BIM (Building Information Modeling) software environment that contractors, structural engineers and detailers and fabricators of all materials can share. Tekla software creates, combines and distributes highly detailed, constructable 3D models. Information-rich models lead the way for production control and more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity and elimination of waste, thus making construction and buildings more sustainable and your ability to achieve big more realistic. Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and provides competitive advantage to the construction and infrastructure industry. Tekla software is used to model all types of structures of all materials.
THE JURY a The winners of the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2012 competition were decided by a jury of leading BIM experts in the world.
Kim Inhan Professor of Kyung-Hee University, Korea Chief Vice-President of buildingSMART Korea D Dr. Kim Inhan is Professor of AEC Information Technology in the Department of Architecture, Kyung Hee University, Korea. He is also the Chief Vice-President of buildingSMART Korea. Dr. Kim obtained his PhD in Architecture from University of Strathclyde, UK, in 1994. Before joining Kyung-Hee University in 1996, he was a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Wales in Cardiff lecturing artificial intelligence. Professor Kim has more than twenty years of experience in architecture, including BIM, CAD and IT in construction. He is an Executive Committee Corresponding Member of buildingSMART International, member of the International Technical Management Group and buildingSMART Korea Technical Chair. He founded buildingSMART Korea chapter in 1998. Professor Kim is the deputy leader of ISO TC184/ SC4/T22 for Building & Construction Group and the leader of Korea Committee for ISO TC59/SC13. He is also active in other organizations, including position as board member in The Korea Institute of Architecture (KIA) and Association of CAD/CAM.
John Moebes Director of Construction at Crate&Barrel J John Moebes is recognized as a leader in the use of Internet-based project management tools, Building Information Modeling, and digital document review to improve project performance. As a design and construction executive, his focus is on BIM, IPD, lean project delivery and resource management. Mr. Moebes is a leading expert in digital design and construction technologies and their application in delivering stakeholder value and project success. Before joining Crate and Barrel, Mr. Moebes was an Associate Principal at Good Fulton & Farrell Architects in Dallas, where he oversaw the firm’s development and use of workflow technology. Having worked for Modern Continental Construction and Wholefoods Markets, he has experience in all sectors of the AEC industry. Moebes received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and his Master’s Degree from the University of Texas.
Chris Sleight Editor of International Construction magazine C Chris Sleight is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on the global construction and construction equipment markets. He holds an honours degree in civil engineering, and in a 16-year career with KHL Group has edited the world’s two leading magazines for the industry – International Construction and Construction Europe. His work has taken him to more than 30 countries around the world, reporting from locations as far afield as the jungles of Laos as well as from deep inside the Arctic Circle.
As editor of International Construction magazine, Chris Sleight is one of the most recognised media figures in the global construction and construction equipment industries. The magazine is read in more than 190 countries around the world, a presence that is supplemented by regular on-line video news broadcasts and podcasts. Chris Sleight is also a sought-after speaker and industry commentator.
Miklós Szövényi-Lux Vice President of Business Development at Graphisoft M Mr. Szövényi-Lux joined Graphisoft in 1991. During the past years he held various positions in the Sales and Product organizations. He took over the leadership of the Product Management Department in 2007. Prior to Graphisoft he spent 4 years working for a prestigious architectural design firm in Budapest, Hungary. Miklós holds Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology.
Risto Räty Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President at Tekla R Risto Räty is responsible for Tekla’s Building & Construction business area and has been a key member of the Management team since 1994. Mr. Räty has worked for Tekla since 1986 as a programmer, sales representative, head of sales, Sales Director, Area Director (Europe) and Director responsible for Products. He was nominated as the Director of Building & Construction business area as of January 2001. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. Räty is a member of the board of Peikko Finland Oy.
INSINÖÖRITOIMISTO MÄKELÄINEN OY PROJECT:
DERBY BUSINESS PARK LOCATION:
ESPOO, FINLAND CATEGORY:
BIM CATEGORY WINNER
I Derby Business Park is the result of an allround BIM process. Efficient and innovative MEP and structural design were key elements in the construction of Derby Business Park, and the project team created these with BIM. The constructable building information model includes foundations, detailed and reinforced concrete elements, and steel structures. HVAC and electrical designers used the Tekla model as basis for their designs, which helped them to understand and visualize the true dimensions of the load-bearing structures and locations of HVAC systems and prevent collisions. T The project team used the Tekla model in diverse ways. They created plans for reinforced concrete elements, plane drawings and installation diagrams, extracted steel part listings and drawings from the model, and tested a production planning system, which allowed the element factory to receive data directly from the model. In addition, visualization
with BIM improved understanding on the design process and complex details and connections throughout the project. T To add to the challenge of Derby Business Park, the schedule tightened during the design phase. However, the project finished on time as new designers were able to join in. At best, eight structural and element designers worked simultaneously with the building information model and monitored it in real-time. A At Derby Business Park, the models did not remain inside the design office. The design team sent the updated Tekla model once a week to the site where the staff used it for visualization, element fabrication, and installation monitoring. Site staff also checked for collisions of HVAC systems and structures, and they found the model significantly beneficial and easy to use. In addition, the project team published weekly a Tekla BIMsight model for those project parties who did not use Tekla Structures.
• Three eight-story office buildings and a separate eight-story car park • Completed in phases during 2012 and 2013 • Structural model used for installations, as a source of information for
precast concrete manufacturing and for MEP as a reference.
Derby precast elements
“For me, BIM is about collaboration. This is why Derby Business Park was my favorite project this year.” – Kim Inhan, Professor at Kyung-Hee University, South Korea
HURKS DELPHI ENGINEERING
PARK & RIDE DE UITHOF LOCATION:
W At Park & Ride De Uithof, every single surface is skewed as there are no 90 degree angles in this building. This set massive challenges for the designers, who chose to model the concrete structures, including all embeds and reinforcements, to the detail with Tekla. The slim structure added to the project teamâ€™s structural challenge, so they had to model all reinforcements correctly and ensure they fitted.
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS CATEGORY:
CONCRETE AND OTHER
CONCRETE AND OTHER CATEGORY WINNER
H Hurks prefabbeton produced the reinforcements partially automatically, directly from the geometrical data in Tekla model with their advanced reinforcement production machine. The complex concrete shapes made modeling the formwork necessary, so the
project team used the Tekla modelâ€™s geometry as a digital mould. With this approach they avoided mistakes in measurements. I In the Park & Ride De Uithof construction project several parties utilized BIM. Moeskops Staalbouw modeled the steel structure and De Ammerse Smid used Tekla for the fences and stairs. Communication regarding these structures was carried out with IFC files and, in the spirit of true BIM, no 2D drawings where used in the process.
• Total area of 50,000 square meters and 2,000 parking spots. • A precast concrete climbing wall will be planned and used
by the nearby sports centre. • Scheduled for completion in 2013.
“At Park & Ride De Uithof, BIM was used throughout different processes. It clearly solved a lot of problems and made things right before they were built.” – Chris Sleight, Editor of International Construction magazine
WATSON STEEL STRUCTURES LTD PROJECT:
THE EMIRATES AIR LINE LONDON CABLE CAR LOCATION:
LONDON, UK CATEGORY:
STEEL CATEGORY WINNER
W When Watson Steel Structures got the model of the cable car towers in DWG format from their client, they started by importing it into Tekla and proceeded to engineer the most economical way of fabricating the structure. The team instantly understood that they would benefit from changing some aspects of the design to meet a more practical way of fabricating the complex, twisted structure. They knew they could achieve extremely tight tolerances with Tekla and their skill in manufacturing high profile structures. F Fabricating the cable car’s towers was far from straightforward. The towers incorporate internal stairs which allow access to the head gear. Before erection, Watson’s team carved up the towers into smaller transportable modules and fully trial erected these in fabrication
facilities. They had to design jigs to enable the workshop to assemble the outer shells and roll these into their twisted shape. Once the outer shells were fabricated, the team transferred them to a large rotating jig in order to fabricate inner pipes and stiffeners and weld areas that would have otherwise been next to impossible to reach. B BIM greatly helped Watson’s team to build the cable car: The designers and workshop staff saw and understood what they were to make already at an early stage. The project team used Tekla to export information for surveyors and provide quality assurance survey information. To create the profiles and plates for the cable car, the team utilized NC (DSTV) information. According to Watson Steel Structures, Tekla and collaborating with clients with BIM is proving to be an essential part of their business.
• Carries up to 2,500 passengers per
hour over the River Thames. Span of one kilometer (0.62 miles), two stations, a gondola store and three towers (two 80 meters and one 62 meters tall). • In operation since June 2012.
“I think the entire jury was quite excited about the Emirates Air Line London Cable Car. The makers had to have very good knowledge of how to combine modeling and positioning technologies.” – Risto Räty, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President at Tekla
POUMA / IEMANTS PROJECT:
ICEBERGS - LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION LOCATION:
P The contemporary art museum of Foundation Louis Vuitton is designed by Gehry Partners, whose style is characterized by non-repetitive and complex geometries. The museum’s structural core consists of “the Icebergs”, a series of solid volumes which support floating glass canopies that cover the building. Structurally, the Icebergs have concrete and steel frameworks covered with ceramic tiles, with specifically designed spacers connecting the panels to the steel or concrete structure. The extreme complexity resulted in a big model.
CONCRETE AND OTHER
T To realize the Icebergs, the project parties used several software solutions to model and fabricate the structure, and to exchange design data and make the building information easily accessible
for all participating teams. Iemants fabricated the aluminum cladding panels, and, in order to keep the process economically and technically acceptable, Pouma developed specific software tools which enabled a highly automated production process. D Due to the complex geometry, creating workshop drawings demanded a sophisticated approach. Using scribing lines, CNC-driven export files, and control coordinates, the steel contractor assembled the panels in a way that limited the fabrication tolerances to the minimum. Through this automated approach, different teams at different locations were able to collaborate simultaneously and follow shared standards.
• The facade is covered with 16,000 ceramic (Ductal) tiles
supported by over 2,000 aluminum wall panels. • Every element has a unique geometry in order to follow
the smooth lines and various facets of the facade. • Scheduled for completion in 2013.
“Icebergs has 16,000 tiles, all with a different geometry. For projects like this, BIM clearly is a very big tool.” – Chris Sleight, Editor of International Construction magazine
EVERSENDAI CORPORATION PROJECT:
THE CAPITAL MARKET AUTHORITY OFFICE TOWER LOCATION:
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA CATEGORY:
PUBLIC VOTE WINNER
T For the Capital Market Authority Tower, Eversendai did a lot: They produced detailed connection design and shop, modeling and fabrication drawings in addition to supply, fabrication, erection, fireproofing, and painting. The project team used just 15 months to model the structural steelwork of the high-rise tower with Tekla. M Managing gravity, wind, and seismic loads made the Capital Market Authority tower a complex structure. In the main tower, the floor framing system carries all gravity loads and transfers these to core wall and concrete-filled steel tubular columns. Wind and seismic loads transfer to the central core wall system through transfer tie beams, out-riggers, and the diaphragm action of composite flooring.
T The roof structures of the skyscraper are interesting. It has a three-level podium structure, covered with a tubular diagrid roof structure which is encompassed with a glass facade. The diagrid structure transfers all gravity and lateral loads to the ground by diagrid columns and a central truss with inverted V-columns. The main tower and podium structure are connected by link bridges.
• 385 meters, four meters higher
than the Empire State Building • Three basements, 75 floors
and roof features, and a three-story podium structure with a total area of about 183,950 square meters (1,980,000 square feet) • Scheduled for completion in 2013
“It is a fine design. Why? Because of the overall diagrid structure which transfers the load to ground through diagrid columns and an inverted truss. From the erection point of view, it is very complicated and prestigious to achieve.” – Internet voter
FISHER ENGINEERING PROJECT:
LEEDS ARENA LOCATION:
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM CATEGORY:
L Leeds Arena is built in the shape of a fan to give every spectator a perfect view to center stage. Achieving good views also sets demands on the roof structure, which has no supporting columns. A series of trusses spanning up to 70 meters across the auditorium support the roof, while a 170 ton trussed girder and plated columns support the central trusses over the stage area. To achieve good acoustic resistance, a skin of precast concrete wall panels with a concrete roof topping on a metal deck shrouds the structure.
A According to Fisher Engineering, BIM was essential for efficiency through the evolving design and collaboration process. At Leeds Arena, all the designers and trades used the model together. Subcontractors provided major elements of the structure which required prefabricated connections to interface forming the complex geometry. Steel fabricators could utilize the Tekla model originally created for Precast concrete providers, and engineers combined a Revit model to Tekla model. The BIM model passed between designers and trades for clash detection and resolution of incomplete design issues, assisting the programming, sequencing, and constructability.
Images: Donal McCann Photography donalmccann.com
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR LOCATION:
DOHA, QATAR CATEGORY:
T Inspired by the desert rose, the National Museum of Qatar is a 300-meter by 200-meter sculpture of intersecting disc shapes, which reach up to 80 meters in diameter. The structure comprises of radially and orthogonally framed steel trusses which support fiber-reinforced concrete cladding panels - the end result is numerous connections between discs with different geometries. This highly complex geometry formed the main challenge for Arup: These intersections could not be properly understood without building information modeling.
BIM A Arupâ€™s team used the analysis models as the basis for the production Tekla model, directly translating geometry, section data and also key annotation, such as disc-todisc interface nodes. As the structure contains 250,000
steel elements, Arup decided to automate element strength checking as much as possible. I In addition to Arup, other project parties also utilized the Tekla model. At the tender stage, Arup issued it to the contractors for estimating concrete volumes, producing steel reinforcements, and accurate pricing. On site the contractor further developed the model and kept track of recent updates with it. The Arup team designed connections in collaboration with fabricators, and they communicated the design intent in 3D. The project parties also used Tekla BIMsight for clash detection and reviewing the model.
MUSIC PALACE UTRECHT
U The new Music Palace in Utrecht is built in a peculiar way: it encloses a part of the old the Music Center Vredenburg. In 2008, the former Music Center was partially dismantled but the great auditorium with its acoustics was to be conserved. The new theatre had to be built around the old auditorium.
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS CATEGORY:
F Four new halls rise against and above the existing great auditorium: they hang on concrete cores as separate biotopes up to 45 meters high. This calls for a heavy and complex steel structure. As the rooms are all coupled with the concrete cores, the building has an unusual layout with
extraordinary loads and large spans, cantilever parts, open spaces and almost no repetitive pieces. The most challenging part is the chamber music hall â€” with about 550 tons of steel it is a fully cantilevered above the existing music center. P Precambering, deformations and construction tolerances on the embedded anchors were additional difficulties for the design and modeling of the steel structure. CSMâ€™s engineering department needed a lot of know-how to work successfully with stability and deformation during the erection phase. And, naturally, acoustics set some extra demands for the Music Palace.
Image: Architectuurstudio HH (Herman Hertzberger)
EXA ENGINEERING SRL PROJECT:
NEW MOVABLE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE LOCATION:
LA SPEZIA, ITALY CATEGORY:
T The movable pedestrian bridge links the city seafront with the tourist facilities of Mirabello. Two 35-meter high masts support the 180-meter tall cable-stayed pedestrian bridge, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. E Exa Engineering faced added complexity and extra challenge when they had to create the movable mechanism. The company took this as an opportunity to find a novel and more profitable way to accomplish the project. The solution they found was Tekla software and BIM. As Tekla software was capable of handling all the details of the structure, Exa could answer quickly to the contractorâ€™s requests. At the same time, the project parties were able to navigate the entire model
with Tekla BIMsight and achieve full knowledge of the project. According to Exa, thanks to building information modeling, they succeeded in conceiving of the whole bridge in all aspects, and increased the quality while reducing the time and costs of the procedure.
PROCESS & UTILITY DECK LOCATION:
NORTH SEA, THE UK SECTOR CATEGORY:
W When completed, the process and utility deck will be part of a production facility belonging to a multinational petroleum company. The company develops hydrocarbon reserves in the challenging conditions of the UK sector of the North Sea, where the process and utility deck will be located. D Demanding, huge, and complex projects are standard for the offshore oil and gas industry, and naturally the structures have to be built on shore
as far as possible. On the process and utility deck, the central production facility incorporates steel jacket structures that weigh about 6,200 tons, which then support the integrated production and utilities deck weighing about 10,000 tons. The role of the process and utilities deck itself is to support a large load: an offshore living quarters module, weighing approximately 1,500 tons, and an offshore installed flare structure, weighing approximately 200 tons.
Crane pedestal bottom connection
Multi circular hollow section connection
Node connection with gusset plate
Multi node connection
Node with haunch connection 42
A-INSINÖÖRIT SUUNNITTELU OY PROJECT:
KARISTO SHOPPING CENTER LOCATION:
LAHTI, FINLAND CATEGORY:
CONCRETE AND OTHER
S For the builders, the shopping center was a large multimaterial project combining steel, precast, and cast-in-place concrete with timber. To complete the shopping center project, the project parties utilized BIM a lot. A At the beginning of the project, the team modeled foundations and earth pressure walls with reinforcements, hollow core slabs, and the steel frame. The curved shape of the facade required much detailing work — for example, for the roof elements — and at the end, the model was very detailed and large.
A A-Insinöörit conducted specific development for timber roof elements. Designing the roof elements was a separate project, and it produced a model which was combined with models of steel and concrete structures. The project team developed special CustomComponent tools for the subcontractor Finnforest, who delivered the timber roof elements. At a later stage, staff utilized combined models on the construction site.
MANITOBA HYDRO SPILLWAY REPLACEMENT LOCATION:
T The Manitoba Hydro Spillway Replacement project is a huge, detailed, and innovative proposal which is scheduled for completion in 2014. The project involves major earthworks and cast-inplace concrete components, including 30,000 cubic meters of concrete and 145 tons of reinforcing steel The project fully explores the use of BIM for large hydro projects from detailing to coordination. For the first time, KGS Group selected Tekla software for cast-in-place modeling and delivering the construction drawings.
CONCRETE AND OTHER
West gravity wall rebars
a The project team utilized the IFC format, DWG files and Tekla BIMsight exports to coordinate the process with the client and other subcontractors. The project team created industry specific profiles and a full cast-in-place environment. Customized drawing and report templates were used to assign the Canadian Standard Bend Types to reinforcement. Just three Tekla users, of whom two were new, completed the rebar and concrete model, drawings, and schedules, while KGS Groupâ€™s experienced steel detailing department modeled the structural steel.
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Welcome to a look at some of the building trade’s achievements in 2012. In this booklet, we present a fine selection of the world’s most imp...