Mr Asitesh Mondal
We all marvel at the beauty of their architectural & structural complexity, uniqueness of their shape and life stature they assume in public space. Modern structures built all over the world have not only become icons of vision of their owners but also case studies of achievement for the construction industry. They can be business towers, sports stadiums, airport terminals, cultural centres and many such buildings. However, the unique shape and size that architects visualize for these icons make them a big challenge for the structural engineers, project managers and contractors. Modeling, detailing and creating accurate drawings for the entire structure are some of the biggest challenges faced before the actual construction begins. Adopting the right 3D modelling technology has played a crucial role in not only addressing structural problems but also made it easier for downstream players in bringing these iconic projects to life. This article covers the unique challenges faced during designing of certain popular structures both abroad and at home and how Tekla's technology helped engineers to do the needful.
WSP Finland are the Bridge designing Consultant for the Chenab Rail Bridge project. Mr. Pekka Pulkkinen Head of the WSP Finland bridge unit says, "It always pays to design steel by modelling." Tekla Structures 3D modeling software was used by WSP to get the job done. Advanced design methods have brought efficiency and optimization into this pioneering project. Tekla Structures includes an extensive range of connections, and its automated clash checking efficiently exposes conflicts before they're too late to correct.
Chenab Bridge- Architectural Image