High Potent APi Facility
Blansko, Czech Republic
Synthon, a global company that produces high-quality products for the
medical profession, charged the Chemoprag project team with the design and
construction of a new greenfield plant in the Czech Republic town of Blansko.
Because the four-story building proved too small for the plant, the project
team deployed 3D modeling to visualize how the plant should be designed for
AutoPLAN T was used to coordinate space for HVAC, piping, electrical, low
voltage, and sanitary facilities. The software also enabled the construction
team to coordinate efforts across all disciplines and implement necessary
data for designers to use, including a large number of piping classes. The
integrated workflow allowed completion of the project in 12 months, saving
five designers nine months of work.
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DHV Building and Industry
ARISE Solar Cell Factory, Bischofswerda
the goal in designing a new photovoltaic production plant in Bischofswerda,
Germany, was to produce cells with the highest possible electrical efficiency
and mechanical yield in an optimal sustainable manner. DHV designed
the complete factory including civil, mechanical, and electrical systems
using 3D design data. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) eased
communications with multiple parties, who had varying degrees of experience
with MicroStation and other Bentley software.
DHV used Bentley’s BIM solutions to realize significantly more control over the
multidisciplinary project. Bentley Architecture, Bentley Structural, and Bentley
Building Mechanical Systems provided contractors with more information
upfront, which reduced subsequent engineering costs. The 3D design models
can also now be reused for the next solar cell factory.