China: The 2022 Winter Olympic Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct its new plaza in Shougang, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China. The new plaza, which is located in an industrial park in the northernmost area of the Shougang Industrial Zone, will retain much of the Shougang plant’s original appearance due to strict controls in place to protect the industrial heritage of the area.
Though Phase 1 of the project has been completed at a total cost of CNY 3.6 billion, the remaining office and common areas plus transportation links for the 85,300 square-meter site will be completed by the end of 2016. When completed, a new landmark in the Shougang area will be ready to receive the 5,000-plus Chinese and foreign visitors and dignitaries expected in the run up to and during 2022 Winter Olympics Games.
The BSIE team used Bentley technology to capture and gain context and understanding of the site and existing infrastructure. By using laser scanning and point-cloud data the team dedicated fewer resource hours to the project that would normally be used to survey and map the area. The results provided a very valuable source of information for decision making and analysis during the latter stages of the project, saving BSIE around CNY 1 million and 3 to 5 percent of the time it would have taken using traditional methods.
Bentley’s solutions also enabled the team to, in their words, “build a bridge” between industrial and civil engineering with information mobility and improved processes. Bentley software addressed the needs of these two different areas of design and construction, where use of a connected data environment avoided the inherent risk of data loss when exporting and importing data between different file formats and applications.
Responding to local legislation for green building projects, the BSIE project team also implemented BIM processes at all stages of the project lifecycle. All units involved, including planning, design, procurement, construction, plus operations and maintenance, are using ProjectWise to collaborate. Using BIM processes and ProjectWise in this way ensured secure access to data while working on the project, and enabled the organization to effectively share data saving production time and costs associated with the creation and maintenance of corresponding models for various departments. Having a fully integrated and virtual BIM model also meant that it could be used as the basis for systems needed during operation and maintenance, reducing the need and associated cost of creating as-built information from scratch.
Li Hongguang, project manager of Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project of Old Shougang Industrial Area Transformation, said, “Bentley provides us with systematic solutions covering each link of a project, and achieves a seamless data connection so that we can keep our mind on the project itself, rather than how to operate the software.”