15m Steel structure, fully glazed bomb proof lift shaft to main concourse at London Bridge station.
What were the challenges and made the project succesful?
Integrating the mild steel, stainless steel, glazing & aluminium items & concealing connection details & coordinating the support of the large glass panels & providing concealed routes for wiring outlets for electrical components.
Benefits of using BIM and Tekla Structures?
As the structure was fully glazed all components were visible to the public who passed and both use the lift. Providing allowances for wiring and numerous services which are required to operate the lift, signage and CCTV mounted on the lift shaft. By using Tekla Structures we were able to model and generate true visual representations of these details. With the complexity of a multi material construction Tekla allowed us to filter between different materials quickly and easily. A key benefit was being able to identify centre of gravity of assemblies to aid the installation teams who were having to install the lift shaft during night shifts adjacent to a live concourse under tight working timelines and conditions.