University of Technology
This project involved the creation of 3D models
and animations of a new administration center for
Seoul National University of Technology (SNUT).
The new center houses all of the administration
offices for the management of faculty and students affairs and also houses the computer center
for the student database.
3D models and process animation using Bentley
building information modeling (BIM) products
made it possible to check errors in design and virtual construction reduced construction risk factors.
For operation and maintenance, the BIM model
makes it possible to check at a glance elements
by levels and facility operations. Participants
could easily extract drawings from the 3D models
at any phase of the project.
Overall, use of BIM resulted in 15 percent cost
savings. In addition, system management time
and tedious conversion from 2D drawings to a 3D
model were reduced. ;
Sheppard Robson Architects
Sheppard Robson designed a new, modern office
for Experian International Ltd. in Nottingham that
promotes interaction between its various groups
and provides a satisfying work environment.
Capable of future expansion, it reflects and
enhances the image of the company. The design
needed to be specific to its location and appropriate to its surroundings, while conveying a sense of
high technology coupled with regard for global
The use of 3D models for the conceptualization,
presentation, and coordination was a key reason
for the success of this project, integrating building
and interior design teams and accelerating the
spatial design of the project. Using Bentley build-
ing information modeling solutions allowed
Sheppard Robson to produce far more iterations
with minimal effort, allowing the firm to optimize
the building space while focusing on the aesthet-
ics of the building.
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a
good animation speaks volumes. Sheppard Robson
went beyond its traditional workflow and produced
BIM FOR ARCHITECTURE
a full animation from the 3D models. This allowed
it not only to study the building in far greater
depth, to really “get inside the building,” but also
to convey the scheme to Experian in a way that its
traditional design methods would not allow. ;