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Posted by Tasha Weiss on August 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM.
Bentley Systems, Inc., has commended its software users for their contributions to London’s built environment for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company says London residents and visitors are benefiting from Bentley users’ recent work leveraging BIM for the creation and operation of the city’s infrastructure including skyscrapers, office complexes, transportation systems and sports venues.
BIM empowers designers, builders and owner-operators to simulate the performance of an asset before it’s built, assuring it will be constructed and performed according to design intent. To achieve the required quality, performance and value-add in designing and constructing sports venues in London, while also meeting tight deadlines, Bentley users employed Bentley Systems’ BIM software to take full advantage of information mobility across project phases and disciplines.
Examples of these users and their respective venue work (which are all steel structures) at Olympic Park include:
- Arup – Aquatics Centre, Handball Arena
- Buro Happold – Olympic Stadium
- Edge Structures – Aquatics Centre
- Hopkins Architects – Velodrome
- Make Architects – Handball Arena
- Populous – Olympic Stadium
- Wilkinson Eyre – Basketball Arena