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The Winners of the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2015

Matt Ball on December 1, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate

The world’s best building information modeling project is appointed. The winners of theTekla Global BIM Awards from three continents shows not only the epitome of skillful modeling, but also a fantastic collaboration and innovative design work.

Among the commercial projects is the winner and other finalists of the local contest winners. The 190 000 m² PTDC-logistics center in Sipoo, Finland, submitted by Freeway consortium will serve the sector of supermarkets. The team created detailed prefabricated elements, steel structures and reinforcing production and used the Tekla model to monitor and manage the supply chain of the prefabricated elements. The combined plumbing and construction models to ensure constructability and the models used in place.

The jury chose the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport as the winner in the category of public projects. The terminal has been created by China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The building has 18 unique steel arches with spans of up to 180 meters. Company BIM implementation, shorter project times and increased productivity. 3D BIM files from various project partners were combined in Tekla collision control and to combat the problem occurred at the construction site.

The 85 meter high Amager Bakke in Copenhagen, Denmark, was judged to be the best industrialproject. The modern facility for recovering energy from waste is incorporated with one eleven-storey office building and a ski slope on the roof. MOE A / S made ​​use of Tekla in innovative ways right from the early concept phase to the highly detailed design. Main and sub-contractors have been using Tekla for design, production and planning of assembly on site.

The best project for sports and recreation isDaytona Rising in the US. This project has been submitted by the contractor Barton Malow, but also includes work by subcontractors Pinnacle, McGill Engineering Inc, GPLA, Compusteel Detailing Others All the participating companies used software from Tekla modeling. Racing track was used at the same time as the upgrade was made. The team used Tekla and open BIM for a comprehensive structural modeling, but also used these solutions in innovative ways to plan and manage the layout, project logistics and supply chain.

Best infrastructure project, an architecturalIsoisänsilta (Grandfather’s bridge) was submitted by a project of the same name. It is 150 meters long and is intended to be used by cyclists and pedestrians. The team maximized the use of BIM data and minimized the printing of documents in connection with the construction.Requests for quotes were model-based and all the quantities extracted from the model.

The mutant trees created by Apex Structural Design was considered the best small project. The collection of eight 15 meter high steel trees with an area of 500 triangular plates and rörskelett are in Vancouver, Canada. This project started not with 2D drawings and a 3D model and design team had to start from the model’s surfaces to create the internal structure. The project had been extremely difficult to produce without model.

Isomerization unit at the oil refinery in Porvoosubmitted by A-Insinöörit received specialrecognition. The use of building information modeling, the existing structure of digital resources and the processing equipment that the team managed to design, plan and complete the work within the narrow time margins. This shows the value BIM can bring even beyond the design phase of a project.

The crowd’s favorite was the beautiful opera house in the center of Dubai, whose design uses natural light and views to the maximum.Eversendai Engineering LLC designed, created details, manufactured and installed the steel structure. Tekla model provided information that helped acoustics consulting firm to advise on maintenance.

The winner in the student category was a team of five students from TongMyong University in South Korea. Their joinable project model presents a comprehensive building with complex geometry and use of different materials. The integrated Tekla model replicated open BIM workflow often used to maximize the value of the structure.

The jury comprised of international BIM experts: Dr. Arto Kiviniemi, professor of digital architectural design, University of Liverpool; Dr Anne Kemp, Head of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins, UK; Richard Petrie, Managing Director of Building Smart International, UK; Dr Vladimir Talapov, Professor at the Academy of Architecture and Construction, Novosibirsk and Dr. Parvathy Subhadra, publishing director at the magazine Roof & Façade, Singapore. Tekla was represented by Risto Räty, Executive Vice President and Head of Trimble Buildings Structures Division.

The 51 entries competed in the Tekla Global BIM Awards are winners of regional Tekla BIM competitions organized by Tekla area offices and resellers during 2015. More information about the competition, the winners and other grants are available on Tekla’s webpage.

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