Case Studies

Beyond 3DAllies and Morrison Architects Stephen Griffin and Paul Eaton have evaluated Gehry Technologies Digital Project 3D BIM software on several recent design projects. The results so far experienced have been better design productivity, enhanced creativity and the promise of other benefits further down the line, writes Nick Lerner.

Wooden it be niceThe use of Robobat FE software at Structural Engineers evolve has enabled optimised design of laminated wood structures, writes Nick Lerner.

MicroStation at the heart of LiDAR surveying solutionsBlom Aerofilms meets the challenge posed by a growing need for rapid, accurate, and cost-effective surveying and mapping to support GIS analysis and civil engineering design applications

Young at heartThrough its adoption of AutoCAD MEP, the building services-specific version of AutoCAD, Haden Young was not only able to cuts its design cycle by weeks, but dramatically improve co-ordination.

Knowledge managementAs project-specific documentation becomes increasingly more difficult to manage, Union Square Software

BlinkOxfordshire-based architectural visualisation firm, Blink Image, was formed in 1998 by Mr Richard Birket and Mr Daniel Beinart after completing their diplomas in architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

Crystal clearLiverpool-based design consultancy Uniform took a more abstract and visual route for its promotional

3D ReproGraphics3DRG produces a range of architectural models, which are not only durable, but feature the finest of detail and are given an individual stamp through the use of applied colour. By Al Dean and Greg Corke

The model answerOgle Models and Prototypes has built up a strong client base in the automotive and consumer products sectors. The company is now applying its model making expertise to the architectural field to great effect.

Digital Project at SOMRecording and retaining creative integrity through to the build, while optimising the design around multiple analysis criteria, has become possible for SOM architects since the introduction of Gehry Technologies

Market forcesFor the redevelopment of Wakefield

Clear vision Fluid Engineering Limited produces highly developed structural designs by applying advanced 3D analysis software and a great deal of experience. The way software is integrated into the practice is key to the company

Stride Treglown on the path to 3DMoving 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.

Grand designs For the design of Singapore

World Vision for HOKHOK Sport Venue Event, the world renowned architecture firm responsible for high profile projects such as Arsenal

BIM at HOK HOK has pioneered the use of BIM in architecture and with Revit Building at the heart of its design process, the firm

BIM with a viewFor 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.

Medical AttentionFor the redevelopment of Derby hospital, Skanska required a single document management system for the delivery and ongoing management of the building. Skanska found the perfect solution in BuildOnline

3D CAD speeds rail designOne of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the Netherlands is on track for completion in 2007. Cees Veerhoek explains how 3D CAD was used during the construction.

Keeping ahead of the curveAdvance 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.