Namibian Hydrological Centre of Excellence
The greatest resource issue facing Namibia today is its lack of potable water.
Left unresolved, this problem could stifle the country’s economic and social
development. Inspired by the method used by Namibian desert beetles to catch
moisture from the air, the Hydrological Centre of Excellence along the western
coastline of Namibia will use its “sails” to capture large droplets of water from
Atlas Industries’ goal was to develop a design proposal for an education center
that actively demonstrates alternative means of fresh water generation. The
team used Bentley design software to quickly visualize 3D building models from
2D drawings. The designers then used 3D modeling for more detailed analysis
of critical components of the building. The building model will provide insight
into the operation of the structure and inform maintenance and development.
McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects Ltd
Grand Canal Urban Development
Part of Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock redevelopment initiated in 2004, Grand Canal
Square is a 90,000-square-meter complex that includes a 181-room five-star
hotel, 2,000-seat theater, 105 residential units, and 40,000-square-meter
office space. McCauley Daye O’Connell served as contract administrator for the
redevelopment project and as architects for all but the theater.
Design and delivery of each building involved multiple architects, consultants,
and contractors at various stages. Using Bentley design software, McCauley
Daye O’Connell coordinated and correlated the different sources of information
across different platforms to produce reliable construction documentation as
well as accurate electronic drawing submissions for planning authorities.