Construction and Engineering Challenges
We faced some challenges due to the complexity of connections resulting from using the (Diagrid System), As well as applying preset values in nodes connections for vertical displacements, providing proposal connections to facilitate fabrication and erection and sharing them with project stakeholders, where Trimble Connect facilitates communication among all parties. This was a large project, and our engineering team handled it professionally and responsibly.
AIC's team collaborated effectively on creating various parts of the project remotely using Tekla Model Sharing - an add-on service to the new Tekla Structures subscription that predominantly works offline. Not only this, but team members were also able to work simultaneously with a local copy of the same model.
By using this technique, we were able to speed up the design process by detecting conflicts between various models during the design process. Consequently, designers and contractors were able to avoid the impact of multi-level revisions that can lead to budget overruns and project delays.
We kept everyone informed about the project's progress, we then created workshop drawings for each part of the SABIC building, as these detailed drawings would be used to fabricate the steel structures needed for construction, not only in 3D format but also in a comprehensive report that can be used to make any purchase orders and can be utilized as a bill of quantity.
As our most fascinating project to date, the SABIC Headquarters project relied heavily on Tekla Structures to help us succeed. We were able to quickly create accurate 3D models and workshop drawings of each component that was used for fabrication purposes, demonstrating the successful installation and collaboration between different subcontractors. Using Tekla Structures and Tekla Model Sharing, we were able to accomplish this challenging project and set a new benchmark for construction efficiency.