INNOVATION IN BUILDING
The £ 34 million Teddington School in London, United Kingdom, fuses modern
inspirational educational building design with innovative educational planning,
organization, and teaching. It will replace the existing school where one of
two hockey pitches was used for the new building site. As a result, the design
strategy was to fit a sports hall, assembly areas, two teaching wings, an arts
block, and a science block within the constraints of the existing hockey pitch.
Bentley Structural, Bentley Architecture, and S TAAD.Pro brought significant
project benefits. The 3D visualization formed the basis of communications
with the client. The combination of 3D visualization and building information
modeling allowed the design team to verify the structural solution. Combined
with traditional MicroStation 2D drawings, these tools helped to inspire the
client and illustrate the building form.
Biotechnology Company–Fill/Finish Facility
Northwest United States
Seismic risk prompted this biotechnology company to relocate production to
northwestern United States. Design, construction, and turnover of the new
300,000-square-foot, five-building facility was accomplished in 24 months. The
aggressive schedule required a design team of more than 250 professionals
worldwide. Through broadcast web meetings and conference calls, the team
members coordinated design using building information modeling (BIM).
The $400 million facility required an analysis tool that included seismic
provisions, foundation design, connection design, and the ability to export
into BIM software. RAM Structural System and RAM Connection enabled the
engineering team to move with unprecedented speed and accuracy to stay
ahead of the steel fabrication and construction schedule, meet the owner’s
aggressive schedule, and complete the project on time.