BIM Processes Help Shougang International Engineering Undertake Innovative Project for the 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympic Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct its new plaza in Shougang, Shijingshan District,

Beijing, China. The new plaza, which is located in an industrial park in the northernmost area of the Shougang Industrial Zone, will retain much of the Shougang plant’s original appearance due to strict controls in place to protect the industrial heritage of the area. Phase 1 of the project, which includes the reconstruction of silo’s 1 to 6 has been completed at a total cost of CNY 3.6 billion, with the remaining office and common areas plus transportation links for the 85,300 square-meter site due to be completed by the end of 2016. When completed, a new landmark in the Shougang area will be ready to receive the 5,000-plus Chinese and foreign visitors and dignitaries expected in the run up to and during 2022 winter Olympics Games. 

The BSIE team used Bentley technology to capture and gain context and understanding of the site and existing infrastructure. By using laser scanning and point-cloud data the team dedicated fewer resource hours to the project that would normally be used to survey and map the area. The results provided a very valuable source of information for decision making and analysis during the latter stages of the project, saving BSIE around CNY 1 million and 3 to 5 percent of the time it would have taken using traditional methods. Bentley’s solutions also enabled the team to, in their words, “build a bridge” between industrial and civil engineering with information mobility and improved processes. Bentley software addressed the needs of these two different areas of design and construction, where use of a connected data environment avoided the inherent risk of data loss when exporting and importing data between different file formats and applications. 

Respondingto local legislation for green building projects, the BSIE project team alsoimplemented BIM processes at all stages of the project lifecycle. All unitsinvolved, including planning, design, procurement, construction, plusoperations and maintenance, are using ProjectWise to collaborate. Using BIMprocesses and ProjectWise in this way ensured secure access to data whileworking on the project, and enabled the organization to effectively share datasaving production time and costs associated with the creation and maintenanceof corresponding models for various departments. Having a fully integrated andvirtual BIM model also meant that it could be used as the basis for systemsneeded during operation and maintenance, reducing the need and associated costof creating as-built information from scratch. 

LiHongguang, project manager of Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project of OldShougang Industrial Area Transformation, said, “Bentley provides us withsystematic solutions covering each link of a project, and achieves a seamlessdata connection so that we can keep our mind on the project itself, rather thanhow to operate the software.”

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