"Puratos Phase 2C Expansion is a 1,500 ton, 679 precast/prestressed piece total precast structure with 39,900 elevated square feet. The project is located in Pennsauken, NJ.
The project started when the company was contacted by Oldcastle Precast to provide a 3D sales model which we used Tekla Structures to create a 3D shapes model. Oldcastle Precast shared the model with their customer, Grace Construction, and ultimately Grace took that to Puratos. This resulted in Grace Construction and Oldcastle Precast being awarded the project. Once the project was kicked off, the company had numerous meetings to coordinate with Grace Construction, Oldcastle, and Daxner International (the Mechanical Systems Provider which is located in Austria). Daxner exported a 3D BIM STP file which the company used to import into the model as a reference. Using this reference model, the company modified the precast structure to fit around Daxner’s mechanical system. During the progression of the project, the company could export the model to both “tbp” and “ifc” file formats and send these files to our client for collaboration using Tekla BIMsight. On numerous occasions throughout the project company exported the structural model and imported Daxner’s model for collaboration/coordination.