Renovation of the La Source Swim Center
During the renovation of the La Source Swim Center, Normacadre became involved in building the roof.
The aesthetic aspect of the structure is essential; the combination of various concrete, wood, and steelwork elements gives the design a uniquely contemporary feel. The roof's geometry also facilitates a certain interplay of materials and finishes. Normacadre then completed the steelwork mainly covering structural wood facades but also the concrete structure.
The roof's geometric challenges included sharply inclined awnings in which the framework was integrated. Among these elements, rainwater is routed along the slopes of the transversely inclined roof. The facades are made of a three-dimensional wooden structure and serving as a support of the three-dimensional steelwork, covering 25 m. The combination of 3 materials is a real challenge whether conceptually or in reality. The engineering connections between the various materials with variable resistance and tolerance required many revisions.
How have Tekla Structures and BIM benefited you? What other Trimble tools or software have you used:
Tekla Structure enabled us to model the entire structure. The two wooden and steel frames were entirely modelled, and revised models enabled adaptation of the complex geometry of each structure. The interfaces were made entirely through TEKLA, and the project's geometrical and engineering success was largely assured through the virtual modelling.