BIM is the future of construction … people say. What about the statement? BIM offers the ability to operate with computer-aided design, construction and operation support for buildings using a single digital building model. Structural information is not only stored in blueprints, but created, presented and shared in the form of a digital model. Both architect, specialist planner, builder and operator can access it. This not only improves the control of the construction process and the transfer of building information to the user, but also has advantages for the planning and thus also for the specialist discipline of structural engineering. Coordination with the architect and other specialist planners is simplified; coordinated and further developed models can be further processed without permanent re-entries. Digital information avoids complex and error-prone work. The mass determination and thus the calculations are simplified, you have early planning and cost certainty.
MaNidus already uses the possibilities offered by the 3D-based calculation models of software houses. We work closely with the architects and builders to transfer data into our calculation models in the early stages (LPH 2 and 3) using 3D design models and the IFC interface. Our focus is on the detailed modeling of the supporting structure. Material properties, building geometries and loads are modeled realistically. Thus, early problematic structural details can be filtered out and solved.
How we use BIM / 3D modeling as a structural engineer
- Reading the architectural model and tracking changes
- Drafting a structural or structural model directly from the architectural model
- Creating structural drawings, position and execution plans directly from the model
- Creating the calculation model from the architectural modelInterface to the calculation software
- Calculation / costing Schedules from database collision checking (Model Checker)
- Error detection in the early stages Planning Collaboration Format (BCF)