The Royal Artillery Barracks Olympic Shooting Range was one of the standout arenas created for the London Olympic Games. Located in a traditional setting, this facility caught the imagination of competitors, spectators, and the public, and it demonstrated the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in project design, manufacture, construction, and disassembly. There was a focus on workflow to empower disparate parties to embrace real collaboration. The use of technology was essential to achieving high-quality design. We created a 3D structural model of each building, which then became a hub for coordination with temporary frame contractors, manufacturers, and other designers. In this class, we illustrate the workflow used to take the generative models built using Rhinoceros® software into Robot™ Structural Analysis and Oasys GSA to perform structural design and then into Revit® Structure software using the Geometry Gym BIM plug-in.
- Assess the importance of BIM workflows that facilitate efficient design and promote collaboration between design disciplines
- Maximize the reuse of modeled data throughout the design, engineering, manufacture, and construction stages of a project
- Link the Rhinoceros/Grasshopper™ generative modeling tools to Revit Structure
- Establish the synergies between BIM and sustainable thinking and how BIM will play a role in integrating sustainability
James Middling is a Divisional Director at Mott MacDonald. A chartered structural engineer by profession, he has detailed experience of stadia and arena design, tall buildings, and construction pertaining to building structures. James has over ten years continuous experience of working across a niche portfolio of BIM projects, is BIM Champion for the company's Buildings & Infrastructure Unit and also fronts its Sports Stadia business. James is a respected contributor on BIM strategy and attends numerous market-leading professional excellence events and conferences around the world, presenting and informing debate. He has spoken at numerous BIM conferences including the Autodesk® UK National BIM conference, 2013 BIM Show Live - London, Excitech UK BIM Conference, World Sports Congress International Conference and multiple Institution of Structural Engineering lectures.
Kan is the BIM Manager for the Buildings and Infrastructure Unit of Mott MacDonald, UK and has 25 years' experience as a Structural Technician including 10 years continuous experience of modelling complex 3D projects ranging from stadia to airports. As well as managing a team of CAD/BIM technicians; Kan has provided BIM implementation, training, support to projects in various offices around the group. He is actively involved in group standards such as Revit templates and BIM Protocols, Kan is a certified Revit Architecture 2013 professional.