The Tekla Global BIM Awards 2016 shortlist has been announced, with Severfield projects being listed within two categories.
Infrastructure project: Ordsall Chord
The Ordsall Chord project plays a key part of Network Rail’s multi-billion pound project to improve and transform the train connectivity within the north of England.
Severfield (UK) Ltd was appointed the steelwork package at an early stage. Using Tekla Structures software enabled Severfield to provide their expertise and assistance in developing the design models required. Fabrication detailers were incorporated into the design teams to understand the designs/models and how they have been developed, ahead of fabrication.
You can place your vote for the Ordsall Chord project to win the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2016 here.
Commercial project: South Bank Tower
South Bank Tower was the redevelopment of a 1970’s office in London which was previously empty and unoccupied. The original structures were an 8-storey podium with a 30-storey tower, both constructed from reinforced concrete.
The use of Tekla was paramount for making this project a success and aided with design and creation of solid steel billet ties which were placed between floors on the 11-storey extension. This effectively meant that the extension was ‘hung’ from the extended core using a mix of cantilever steelwork, lightweight concrete floor slabs and a tension bar system.
South Bank Tower now offers both office and retail space and accommodation, the majority of which is in the tower building, along with the apartment complex. The building is now a feature to the London skyline and provides its residents with remarkable views of London.