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BIM Plays Key Role in Design and Construction of the Hans Wilsdorf Bridge

BIM Plays Key Role in Design and Construction of the Hans Wilsdorf Bridge

The Hans Wilsdorf Bridge in Geneva, Switzerland was completed in February 2012, but it wasn’t without some major heavy lifting by engineering office ‘amsler bombeli et associés’ and their use of BIM. The team is known for its work on administrative and public centers, apartments, theatres and other major urban projects.

For this project, the firm used Design Data partner Nemetschek's Scia Steel and Scia Engineer software to define the steel quality, plate thickness, and calculate the bridge’s response to seismic activity.

The use of BIM on the project facilitated changes in design as the project progressed. The model allowed builders the flexibility to make adaptations to the structure and optimize the position of diagonals, add arcs, change steel thickness and angles on the fly.

Read the details of how the project came together at Nemetschek Scia, and take a 360-degree, panoramic look at the completed bridge here.

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