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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

Tekla BIM software used for construction on FIFA World Cup stadium

June 20th, 2014 by Susan Smith

Tekla’s BIM software was instrumental in improving productivity for the firm Martifer Construções, a construction company charged with construction on the Arena Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil,  just one of the 10 world-class Brazilian football stadiums modeled for the FIFA World Cup with Tekla. Martifer Construções gained 20% and efficiency by 30% while successfully meeting the tight construction deadlines.

The other FIFA stadiums Tekla participated in were as follows:

Fonte Nova
Arena Manaus
Arena Pantanal
Arena Corinthians
Mané Garrincha
Arena da Baixada

According to the press release, primary details of the project included:

  • Arena Amazônia offers seats for 44,500 football in the World Cup.
  • A steel structure circles the stadium creating a 23,000 square meter roof. Built of 7,000 tons of steel, the main and secondary structures of angled and H profiles and steel plates rise to the height of 31 meters. At Martifer, 50 employees worked on design, modeling and construction management, and approximately 520 on the construction site of Arena Amazônia.
  • Fabricating the twisted and cambered beam that required exact coordinate control was a challenge. To manage pre-assembly and assembly, track materials during manufacturing and also for logistics, Martifer combined the possibilities of their own and Tekla software to ensure that planning and control advanced as they should.
  • They modeled the Arena Amazônia in 3D and extracted 2D drawings plus CNC and material listings, and created specific files to control geometric coordinates of the beams during manufacturing, pre-assembly and final assembly in stages – with dead, partial and final loads. Additionally, they first used Tekla to give shape to the structural beams and later for validating these.

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Categories: AEC, architecture, building information modeling, construction, Tekla

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