Examples of use by customers of Allplan Engineering with impressive visualizations.
Skyscraper with unconventional building geometry
Limmat Tower Dietikon, Switzerland
With the 80 meter high Limmat Tower, the Limmat Valley in Switzerland has its first skyscraper, which could become the landmark of the town of Dietikon, or the whole region. "The Limmat Tower stands for innovation, uniqueness and prospect," said Maik Neuhaus, head of development at Halter AG, at the turf-cutting ceremony in June 2013.
Direct force transmission was impossible in various places due to the façade folding and the projections and recesses. The support forces also needed to be absorbed or diverted at the building recesses. And, in terms of fire protection, in high-rise buildings the fire must be prevented from spreading by the circumferential parapet.
Thanks to the model-based development of the formwork and reinforcement plans with the Allplan Engineering software and the possibility of 3D visualisation, the engineering firm Synaxis was able to optimally deal with the sophisticated details in particular in a way that suited the construction site.
Software-assisted planning competence assures high quality standard
When compared internationally, engineering offices are expected to cope with high demands. This can only be achieved by maintaining permanent willingness to innovate and it demands continuous examination of the latest technical trends. MUCKINGENIEURE has an excellent track record when it comes to planning complex building structures using Allplan Engineering.
The common aim is to produce a construction plan that is an economic success.
MUCKINGENIEURE works using a 3D BIM model and stored attributes to increase flexibility in the face of requested changes and as a reliable method of verifying their feasibility. The engineers normally draw up lists and attributes themselves, since Allplan Engineering offers the opportunity to program individual reports, or save components and their properties.
Shining debut for a new city quartier
Office building AVIATICA, Prague, Czech Republic
The former factory premises of aircraft engine manufacturer Waltrovka / Walter Engines is located in the district of Jinonice, in the fifth administrative department of Prague. Investment management group Penta Investments is planning to build a new city quarter with three office complexes (Aviatica, Dynamica and Mechanica) and various residential complexes on this 169,000 m² site in the coming years.
From the prestressing of the concrete beam and the vibration isolation through to the different pillar patterns between the underground and overground stories, the project involved many technical construction tasks that the engineers would normally have tackled in separate teams with different software solutions.
The company used solutions from Allplan and SCIA from Nemetschek for this. The shell or reinforcement plan was created with the help of Allplan Engineering, and modeling and calculations were carried out in SCIA Engineer.
Aesthetic shell for regenerative energy
Hydroelectric power station, Kempten
The new run-of-the-river power plant on the Iller river at Kempten impresses the viewer with its dynamic, elegant form. The almost 100 meter long sculptural shell conjures up numerous associations: from whales or waves through to polished boulders. The power plant replaces a building from the 1950s and currently supplies around 4,000 households with a capacity of around 14 gigawatt hours per year.
In a competition, the building client, Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AÜW) Kempten, requested a building design to harmonize with the protected group of buildings opposite, comprising the former Rosenau spinning works and weaving works.
The organically shaped shell of the hydroelectric power plant was created with a very high level of detail with
Allplan Engineering and provided the optimum basis for shell and reinforcement plans.
A2 Freeway, Stansstad-Beckenried, Switzerland
For all those involved in the project, repairs to the 12-kilometer section of the A2 freeway between Stansstad and Beckenried is a particular challenge. Between 2013 and 2017, the section of road, which has been in use for 40 years, will be redeveloped in three construction stages at a cost of around 278 million francs.
The repair work must be carried out within a short space of time, among traffic, and in very tight spaces on site. To meet these demands, the repair work on the Stansstad section to freeway exit Stans Süd, including the preferred measures, has been divided into six phases. It is only necessary to close freeway entrances and exits for a short time during resurfacing work.
The project placed high demands on the accuracy of the installation of the new road surface. With Allplan Highway, it was possible to meet these demands very efficiently.
Aare bridge, Olten (SO) Switzerland
Olten has a new landmark: the Aare Bridge, which was given over to traffic in April 2013 as part of the "Olten Region Relief" (Entlastung Region Olten, ERO) project. Thanks to the 3D visualization, the planning association commissioned to manage the project were able to show that the main intersections of the static system could meet all requirements relating to the installation of reinforcements and pre-tensioning measures, despite their minimal dimensions.
The main challenge for reinforcement and pre-tensioning was at the highest point of the structure: The longitudinal beams (which act as a link to the cut-and-cover tunnel), the angled support (which stands on the abutment), and the concrete sail (which braces the bridge's longest support) come together here on both outer sides.
The reinforcement and pre-tensioning plans for this level of complexity in the structure could only be tested in the 3D model...
Three bridge project in Nijmegen, Netherlands
The Dutch in Nijmegen reveal just how sustainable and pioneering flood protection can be with an impressive project. Just across the border from Germany in the Lower Rhine, Europe's largest flood protection project is under construction. It is called "Ruimte voor de Waal" – literally "more room for the Waal" – and is intended to create more space for the biggest river in the Netherlands, the Waal.
For the engineers in charge at Witteveen + Bos, bridge building on this scale is an enormous challenge, especially as the timetable has been tight from the start. Planning such a major project without errors in such an incredibly short time is only possible – and the Dutch engineers were in full agreement – with hard work and the latest equipment.
With Building Information Modeling (BIM) as an efficient planning method, and with Allplan Engineering as the right tool it is extremely beneficial because all the necessary information can be derived directly and coherently.
All wrapped up
Elephant house Zurich Zoo, Switzerland
The new Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at Zurich Zoo is a fine example of the international change taking place in zoo philosophy: More space for elephants, more proximity for visitors. The new home for a family of eight elephants extends over an area of more than 11,000 m². This is approximately six times the size of the old facility and provides the animals with more space, more family life and more room for movement.
The project was a daring experiment because a roof structure like this, with spans of over 85 meters, had never been built before.
For many years, Walt + Galmarini has consistently relied on the BIM solution Allplan Engineering for realizing challenging designs with a high degree of quality. Once the digital building model has been populated with the design data, the engineers can derive all the relevant sections, views and perspectives.