BuiLding structuraL anaLysis, design and documentation
The Elements — Livingston arup
The Elements is a £ 90 million extension to the Almondvale
Shopping Center in Livingston, Scotland, consisting of six
new buildings linked by a high-quality mall covered by a
lightweight EFTE free form fabric roof. The biggest challenge
was to produce a large amount of accurate production
information on a very tight timescale so on-site work and
steelwork fabrication could commence.
Arup used Bentley Structural mainly for its ability to link with
the Bentley’s RAM Structural System, which allowed Arup to
go straight from analysis models to 3D Bentley Structural
models. As the majority of the buildings had already been
modeled by Arup’s London office, the design team converted
these structural models into Bentley Structural models using
the SNDF import option.
Murrieta Mesa High School Kna consulting engineers, inc
Murrieta Mesa high School, a $120 million high school
located on a 62-acre site in Murrieta, California, will have
a capacity of approximately 2,300 students. There will be
82 classrooms in the 249,000 square-foot school, which
will also include a stadium, pool complex, athletic fields,
tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts,
and handball courts.
The architectural requirements of the project required a broad
range of materials and structural systems, and a seismic fault
on the site added complexity. The use of Bentley’s suite of
integrated RAM products allowed KNA to develop design
documents that were completely coordinated with the
calculations in an extremely aggressive time frame. The time
savings were on the order of four to six weeks, and the two
days of training and additional RAM more than paid for
themselves on this one project.