In 2012, Nike’s European Logistics Campus, the Thomas More Bachelors School, and the KU Leuven University joined forces to create the
nonprofit Logistics Innovation and Training Center in Laakdal, Belgium. The goal of this EUR 3.2 million project was to create a building that
visually embodied innovative learning in an inspirational environment. The team received a BREEAM design score of 89. 6 percent, one of
the first buildings in Belgium to achieve this.
AECOsim Building Designer played a significant role as signum+ architects designed the complex 3D shape and curves of the building and
the landscaping around it. The efficiency and time-saving process of creating drawings using dynamic views minimized potential failures
in the construction phase to nearly zero, and the 3D visualizations created from the model were a great aid in explaining the design to the
client and complicated details to the contractor.
signum+ architects | Laakdal, Belgium
IOK Logistics Innovation and Training Center (LITC)
Stanley Beaman Sears With WHR Architects and Overland Partners | San Antonio, Texas, United States
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System in Texas. Stanley Beaman Sears, WHR Architects,
and Overland Partners were tasked with the renovation of the hospital’s 11-story bed tower and the addition of a new double-height lobby.
The structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing coordination involved in renovating an existing building and updating it to current
standards was a logistical challenge.
Stanley Beaman Sears used AECOsim Building Designer on this USD 130 million project, which enabled interoperability among consultants,
contractors, and subcontractors. The chapel, for example, was a complex form that had a unique structural design. AutoCAD and Revit files
were both sent to the structural engineer for calculation of the initial structural layout. MicroStation’s clash resolution capabilities also
helped find conflicts, inaccuracies in the existing drawings, and issues for construction.
Innovation in Building