configuration and integration Management System
Amarillo, Texas, United States
B&W Pantex set out to create a configuration and intelligent management
system (CIMS) as a database, drafting, and reporting tool to act as an overall
scope of reform in its configuration management process philosophy. The
single system provides reliable and real-time data to any on-site management
team, conforms to standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, and
resolves internal audit issues.
Since a blueprint for what had to be accomplished did not exist, a programmer
transformed CIMS into a full-scale tracking and configuration management
system. Bentley’s adaptive and resourceful MicroStation setup enabled new
creative and innovative approaches for the modern CAD user. This vision
has allowed CIMS to become a successful step in design integration and
management for employee collaboration.
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Princess Elisabeth Antarctic (Zero Emission)
When the Belgian government commissioned the international Polar Foundation
(IPF) to design and construct a new, zero-emission, environmentally friendly
research station in Antarctica, the IPF first considered an all-steel design.
While the foundation is constructed of a special steel ideal for cold-weather
conditions, using an all-steel design proved too constraining and could lead to
considerable thermal loss.
Instead, the project team opted for a wooden skin building that would prevent
any part of the steel from being exposed to the outside elements. The team
also designed a monitoring system to measure and record the station’s
environmental impact, including emissions, fuel spills, and waste output.
Prefalux deployed Bentley products to create 3D models of the station and
generated all drawings using TriForma for on-time project delivery.