Byggnadstekniska Byrån i Stockholm constructed this SEK 317 million structure in Stockholm, Sweden, for TKV Fastighets. One of the main
challenges was not to exceed the load-bearing capacity of the structure. This was accomplished by using trusses to move the loads from
the weaker areas to the stronger areas of the existing structure. Another challenge was to design the long stairs that connect to the bridges
in the atrium with no disturbing vibrations.
Byggnadstekniska Byrån i Stockholm used AECOsim Building Designer, MicroStation, and Bentley Navigator to create the steel framework,
hollow core slabs, stairs, and bridges with very high eigenfrequencies. AECOsim Building Designer’s user-friendly 3D modeling reduced both
the time and cost of project delivery. In addition, the 3D modeling increased project collaboration and minimized collision risks.
Byggnadstekniska Byrån i Stockholm AB | Stockholm, Sweden
Medicinaren 23, TFH Byggnad 1
C. Maraveas Partnership | Athens, Greece
Assessment and Rehabilitation of the First Greek Power Plant
Innovation in Structural Engineering
This EUR 8 million project encompassed the structural assessment and retrofit of the first electric power station in Athens, Greece, for the
Greek Electric Power Corporation. Registered as an industrial heritage monument, the building’s architectural, historic, and technological
value was significant. The main challenge was to design an unconventional structure comprising different materials and simulate it using
different types of finite elements (plate and beam).
C. Maraveas Partnership used STAAD.Pro to model the structure in 3D, using plate finite elements for the masonry and beam elements (of
different materials) for the roof and mezzanine. Traditional modeling for the masonry would have increased the pre- and post-processing
time by 70 percent. It also would have increased the cost by 40 percent due to the unavoidable implementation of more conservative
assumptions in favor of safety.