Moving on from using AutoCAD as an electronic drawing board, Stride Treglown has now embraced 3D and is already looking to a future where all project disciplines produce models in Revit from start to finish. By Richard Mitchell.
For the design of its latest waterfront hotel in Boston, Marriot International turned to Building Information Modelling (BIM) to help the steel fabrication, building services and architectural design teams solve potential interferences before and during the construction phase.
Advance Steel, the AutoCAD-based 3D steelwork modelling, detailing and material listing system, helped structural steelwork company Hawk Structures create an iconic new wing for the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Hampshire.
Rosser Morris, a small Bedfordshire-based practice, has found Architectural Desktop to be the perfect tool for designing and preparing plans and particulars for local authority Planning and Building Regulation approval.
Autodesk has recently introduced dedicated versions of Revit for Structural and Building Services engineering to sit alongside the core building design tool. Paul Woddy, CADline, discusses how Revit is maturing into a multi-disciplinary AEC design tool.
As part of the refurbishment of Sheffield City Hall, one of Sheffield's key multi-use venues, international consulting firm Arup was brought on board to introduce a new full fresh-air displacement ventilation system to the 2,300-seat Oval Hall.
To help transform a 200 year-old gun tower into a weekend retreat, Piercy Conner architects and Price & Myers 3D Engineering used SolidWorks to ensure that the complex roof structure would satisfy the planning department and be built within budget.
Strand7 has supported Arup Australia in the design of the ‘Water Cube’, the Beijing Olympics National Swimming Centre. The revolutionary structure plays on the geometry of water bubbles, and will be the largest swimming complex ever built.
A London school was recently transformed, with the central courtyard redeveloped and covered it so it could be used throughout the year. The ambitious design required the expertise of structural design consultants, Michael Hadi Associates, using Robot Millennium structural analysis software from ISS.
Visualisation One is one of the UK’s leading 3D architectural illustration and multimedia companies. Skilstream’s John Marchant talked to company Director, Vince Flynn, about the importance of visualisation in today’s construction market and the technology behind it.
Pick Everard, a multi-discipline architectural and engineering practice, looked to Océ to help streamline its document issuing and distribution process. Océ delivered a solution based around its Digital Distribution Manager and a document archive managed via Océ Doc Exec Pro.
HOK International chose to use Autodesk Architectural Desktop as their primary CAD tool for a project to replace two central London hospitals which placed HOK as architects to Skanska-Innisfree, appointed as preferred bidder by Barts and London NHS Trust.
Taking 2D AutoCAD files as the starting point for its visualisations Coevolution used a combination of Autodesk VIZ and ART VPS's Pure card to create the photorealistic imagery for accommodation on a golfing retreat.