The Best BIM and Construction Projects, According to Trimble
Roopinder Tara posted on November 20, 2020 |
The world’s longest bridge and London’s biggest concrete pour head the list.
Since 1999, Trimble has selected structural engineering projects by its customers for special recognition every other year. This year the Tekla Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards gave top prize to Norway’s Randselva Bridge, believed to be the world’s longest. It may also be the first big bridge ever to be created entirely from a 3D model.
Over 135 projects were submitted from 36 countries. Winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals, media and a Trimble representative. Criteria included not only innovation and constructability but also collaboration during project implementation.
Overall Winner: the Randselva Bridge – Norway. Submitted by Sweco Structural Engineering, PNC. (Picture courtesy of Trimble.)
The multinational firm Sweco Structural used teams in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Poland, all collaborating with Tekla Model Sharing. The bridge geometry, clash detection and simulation were done with Tekla Structures. The parametric 3D model was the documentation and the source for information needed to build the bridge—which, may we repeat—was made without a single drawing.
Best Commercial Project: One Nine Elms – United Kingdom. Submitted by Solve Structural Design. (Picture courtesy of Trimble.)
A 328 million euro development…