This class presents a case study of the design of the new Casement Park stadium in West Belfast, Ireland. Located on a tight site, this new Gaelic Athletics site posed numerous design challenges. We explore the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout the MEP and structural design of this project, with particular focus on how the integrated design team used the entire Building Design Suite to benefit all parties. The engineering models were linked to Vico Office for 5D and to Navisworks® for the 4D construction planning. Structural analysis was assisted by links to Robot™ Structural Analysis, and the model was used for lighting analysis and people flow modeling. These workflows facilitated a more efficient design process for all parties. This class also looks at anticipated future directions for workflows that will improve the design process.
- List the specific challenges related to stadium design, BIM, and project delivery technologies
- Develop MEP and structural engineering workflows to improve efficiency
- Describe changing multidisciplinary workflows and potential future developments
- Apply current practices in 4D and 5D applications of BIM
Richard is an Associate and chartered electrical engineer with over 13 years experience in the consulting engineering field, specialising in building services, responsible for the project management, design and documentation of electrical services. Working in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Richard has experience managing and working with multidiscipline teams in diverse areas such as stadium design, critical power systems, railways, education, infrastructure and daylight/light modelling.
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.