INNOVATION IN BuILDINg
eco renewal project
renovation of the 40-year-old Shinryo corporation headquarters in Tokyo,
Japan, aimed to make the building an energy-efficient, comfortable working
environment. The project team used highly efficient equipment, leD lighting,
and green energy sources such as solar cooling systems. To maximize energy
conservation, the team created a layout plan, and a duct and piping route
microStation’s 3D technology was used to verify this work, which reduced
the time required to complete conceptual design by 200 man-hours. Verifying
construction procedures and consistency reduced ordering of unnecessary
materials equivalent to 100 man-hours. The 3D model was also used to explain
the renovation work, saving 60 man-hours. The renovation reduced building
energy usage by 40 percent and carbon dioxide exhaust by 37 percent.
constructing a $23.8 million, eight-story building in Tokyo, Japan, required
meticulous attention to seismic design strategies in order to ensure the health,
safety, and security of building occupants and assets. An additional challenge on
this project was to deliver the building on a limited budget and in only 11 months.
Takenaka’s approach included using Bentley Architecture for 3D modeling.
Bentley’s Architecture’s 3D model was used to check every design detail before
construction. Bentley Interference manager was used to identify and resolve
interferences in more than 300 locations, helping to avoid rework onsite. The
software contributed to reducing the construction manpower needed by 20
percent and to shortening of the construction time from 12 to 11 months.