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Master Plan for Extension of Siemens Fabrication Facilities in China Kohlbecker architekten & ingenieure
This project was the extension of an existing fabrication
plant in Chuzhou, China, for refrigerators and finished and
unfinished goods. The master plan combined accuracy and
comprehensiveness for feasibility and different alternatives
with the need to make the plan easy for high-level decision
makers to understand. Decisions at this early project stage are
mission critical and have an enormous effect not only on the
building project, but also on the later operation of the facilities.
Kohlbecker used Bentley’s integrated BIM solutions for 3D
modeling, simulation, and visualization as well as plotting.
The software’s interoperability eliminated the need for data
conversions and fully supported the project’s iterative planning
process — helping ensure project quality, facilitating the owner’s
requests for changes, and saving project time.
U.S. Army Reserve Training Center/AMSA/OMS mason & hanger group inc
Mason & hanger was contracted to provide architectural and
engineering services for a new 80,121-square-foot training
building, 21,625-square-foot organizational maintenance
shop, and 4,260-square-foot unheated storage building.
The inspiration for the design of the U. S. Army Reserve training
center came from local architecture in the surrounding area
of Omaha, Nebraska.
Use of Bentley Architecture, Bentley Structural, and Bentley
Building Mechanical Systems resulted in a well-coordinated
and quality BIM design process, from the design charrette
through the design phases. The 3D visualization capabilities
allowed the design team to view renderings of the whole
building or just portions of the building by volume clipping,
showing architectural components, structural columns and
framing, locations of equipment, routing of ductwork, and
piping to identify construction issues or interferences earlier.