This project titled “Science Gallery” is designed to serve as a public space as a cultural facility and gallery. The concept to have this building look like a ship came from the fact that the project team is from Busan city, located in a coastal area; hence the huge steel structures placed in front of this ship-inspired building. This building was made with reinforced concrete and steel frame. Construction area is 12,700 square meters and the building consists of 5 storeys including a basement.
The aim for this project is to find ways to increase the efficiency of work process in terms of reducing cost and time spent, by utilising the interoperability between Tekla Structures and other compatible BIM software. The first step in this project was to make a basic model with Tekla Structures and then secondly collaborate with other compatible BIM software, making use of the fact that Tekla practises Open BIM.
Architecture, structural analysis and process schedule were completed with Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) and other third party software that Tekla Structures can communicate with. With a lack of Korean code in TSD at the moment, the student project team used UK standards to analyze the model communicated through from Tekla Structures.
Lastly, they also used Tekla BIMsight for clash check which led them to save a lot of materials. They tried to allocate the process information at user defined IFC information parameter of the Tekla member property, and then connected it to a third party software, so that the plan for the work process became more efficient. Four of students worked simultaneously with the Multi-User function sharing information of LOD (Level of Development) 300 for Architecture, Structure, Construction Details and Scheduling. With the system of IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) they made efficient co-working possible.
In this project many difficulties were faced. For instance when the students were trying to model an inclined roof slab and steel truss structure. However, Tekla Reference helped them solve problems with height of the floor.