An ultra-modern, tech-savvy yet stunningly characterful accommodation for students based in Glasgow’s West End. The site sits in a fantastic location close to the University of Glasgow next to the River Clyde. Separate three-storey building for studying and socialising - Roof Terrace - Floor to Ceiling Windows - Cinema - Gym - Study Pods - Superfast Wi-Fi (200mbs) - Laundry - Games.
The project was split into nine phases. AMCA Structures Ltd. was responsible for the modelling and detailing of the steel frame as well as issuing general arrangement drawings to the Design Team, fabrication drawings and relevant documents required by the Steelwork Contractor as well as all the necessary steelwork erection drawings.
What were the challenges and what made the project successful.
We had to liaise with other companies as other elements had to be incorporated and fixed to the main structure.
What benefits utilizing BIM and Tekla Software brought to the project.
IFC models were used from start to finish in order to ensure that the steel structure would combine without any issues with all the architectural features. IFC models issued by the architects / precast contractor were compared with the IFC for the steel frame thus making it easier to identify any problematic areas.
The project in numbers
Steel tonnage 839t.