INNOVATION IN muLTImEDIA
Mining plant with 3d Modeling
Brazil and Australia
Amec minproc is an international engineering and project delivery business
specializing in design, procurement, and construction of mineral resource
projects. When Australian and Brazilian teams came together to design a $3
billion mining plant, 3D design tools were the ultimate translator for team
members speaking different languages. Amec minproc’s objective was to
create a multidisciplinary 3D model of the plant.
Bentley products used by the team included GeopAK, plantSpace, plantSpace
p&ID, Structural modeler, and Bentley navigator. Although most designers
were not experienced in the 3D technology, the fast learning curve enabled the
team to get up to speed quickly, and work efficiently and cost effectively. During
basic engineering alone, 250 staff modeled 380 p&IDs and 850 pipelines.
center street Bridge
Des moines, Iowa, united States
The $11 million center Street Bridge is an elegant landmark in downtown
Des moines, Iowa. part of the principal riverwalk public works program, the
bridge completes the northern loop of a 300-mile trail system. After the design
concept was selected, the height and mass of the steel arch bridge and twin
curving decks were chosen by visualizing various configurations against the
backdrop of the city skyline, riverwalk, and river.
Arup constructed numerous 3D models with microStation to generate
photorealistic renderings and an animation to facilitate selection of the
appropriate arch and deck combination. Three alternatives with four views each
were presented for review. each model and each rendering took less than eight
hours to produce. The renderings successfully communicated the options to the
client and design review board.