Archive for the ‘Navisworks’ Category
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Article source: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification
Built by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, the $73 million university project in Orange County utilizes a green roof and solar panels among other environmentally conscious features.
Soka University of America’s new Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project, which opened in September 2011, recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Soka Performing Arts Center, which is located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus in AlisoViejo, serves as a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, furthering Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place.
- Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
- Name of Project: Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building
- Location: Orange County, California
- Built by: McCarthy Building Companies
- Sofwtare used: Autodesk Navisworks Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project. BIM modeling review was utilized for the MEP systems and the structural steel frame for both buildings. This allowed the parties in various locations to “meet” to review the design layout and construction. At the early stages of the project, weekly on-line model review meetings were conducted between the owner, engineer, equipment suppliers, McCarthy and other key site contractors. During construction, specific on-line BIM conferences allowed the team to review any installation conflicts or issues and provide quick resolutions.
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Article source: AART architects A/S
Inspiria Science Centre is designed as one of the most advanced science centres in Northern Europe and is part of a long-term plan to make knowledge the most important asset of the Østfold Region in Norway. This ambitious plan is reflected in the architectural aspiration, as the trifold form is designed as a communications platform merging the environment, energy and health.
Night View (Images Courtesy Adam Mørk)
- Architect: AART architects A/S
- Name of Project: Inspiria Science Centre
- Location: Bjørnstadveien 16, 1712 Graalum, Norway
- Area: 6.500m2
- Type: Science centre
- Photographer: Adam Mørk
- Software used: Designed and planned using Revit; NavisWorks to develop the model; Solibri to collision test the model.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
The design/build team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and TAYLOR, are working with St. Joseph Health System to build a new patient tower, parking structure and central utility plant at the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. Located on the northern side of the existing medical campus at Bastanchury Road and Harbor Boulevard, site preparation has been underway since December 2010, and the new tower officially broke ground during a private ceremony on September 25, 2011.
St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Patient Tower (Image Courtesy Shimahara Illustration)
- Architects: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
- Project: New Patient Tower at St. Jude Medical Campus
- Location: Fullerton, CA
- Photography: Shimahara Illustration
- Software used: Revit Architecture, Revit Structures, Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, CADmech, CADpipe, NavisWorks and Google Sketch-up
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
We just received some new images for this project. So, here is the updated project.
If museums are turning into supermarkets, why then should department stores not turn into museums?
“The Galleria Cheonan responds to the current retail climate in Asia, where department stores also operate as social and semi-cultural meeting places. Because of this, the quality of the public spaces within the building was treated as an integral aspect of the design.”, Ben van Berkel
- Architect: UNStudio
- Location: Cheonan, South Korea
- Software used by UNStudio (not necessarily for this project):
- Cad software: AutoCAD
- 3D modeling: Rhino, 3D Studio Max, Maya Complete, TopSolid, Vray,T-Splines
- Building Information Modeling (BIM): Bentley Architecture & Mircostation, Digital Project, Autodesk NavisWorks Manage
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
SAN DIEGO — (April 19, 2011) — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has begun construction for the new 196,000-square-foot, five-story Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility located on a 3.3-acre site within the School of Medicine campus at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, Calif. The project team is targeting LEED Platinum Certification.
UCSD Biomedical Facility - (c) Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
- Architects: ZGF Architects
- Construction: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
- Cost: $105 Million
- Area: 196,000-square-foot
- Location: La Jolla, CA
- Software used: Autocad 3D for the design, BIM for design assist of the MEP, and NavisWorks for Clash Detection.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Major project exemplifies innovative architecture, preserves legacy of Bauhaus-influenced functionalism
On December 14, 2010, Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture unveiled the $9.5 million restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic Hinman Research Building at a grand opening event January 12, 2011. Designed in 1939 by P.M. Heffernan, architect and later director of the Tech School of Architecture (1956-1976), the 35,000-square-foot building has been artfully preserved and revitalized in collaboration between Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s Historic Preservation Studio and Office dA as the architects and The Beck Group as construction manager.
Hinman Research Building External View - Jonathan Hillyer Photography
Friday, January 14th, 2011
The new Dalí Museum opened on January 11, 2011, at 11:11 a.m. Located on a scenic waterfront site in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., the 68,000-square-foot structure doubles the size of the original 1982 Dalí Museum, a one-story warehouse. Exhibits include oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and other works from a 2,140-piece permanent collection.
Dali Museum - Moris Moreno