Maeda corp.’s project, a business complex built in the center of tokyo,
is a 10-story building with a glass showroom that provides a feeling of
transparency. The project was implemented on a single platform from design
to construction using Bentley Building Information Modeling.
The project integrated the 3D design model into the construction stage. The
construction model was also used for modification by the design department,
a variety of visualized proposals to the clients, and for detailed coordination
with the subcontractors. As a result, construction was completed within 15
months and the time required for analysis and changes was reduced by 50
percent. In today’s environment of reduced construction time, this means a 50
percent increase in review time and higher quality.
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Murray O’Laoire Architects
Mater Misericordiae & Children’s University Hospital
this project was the design for a new children’s hospital in ireland. the plan
required close collaboration among the architects, structural, façade engineers,
and the project team. The architectural project team was split between
development of the internal layouts and the external envelope. The plans were
rapidly and continuously evolving in line with external user requirements.
The firm implemented Bentley Building Information Modeling solutions to
not only optimize coordination of information, but also to resolve the many
intricacies of error checking and information coordination, freeing more time
to focus on the quality of design and data. The greatest benefit was that data
was input only once, which dramatically reduced the room for human error and
all aspects of information were automatically and precisely coordinated.