The 2022 Winter Olympic Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct a plaza in Shougang, a historic industrial site located in Shijingshan District, Beijing, China. Consisting of legacy facilities set on a protected area with strict building requirements, the challenge was to build a plaza that retains the area’s original steel factory aesthetics, while staying in accordance with district regulations. The contractor is accomplishing this vision by repurposing the buildings and leaving the original structural characteristics intact.
BSIE leveraged Bentley software to gain context and understanding of the site and existing infrastructure. Using 3D laser scanning, the team captured point-cloud data, modeled it with blueprint information, and then integrated Pointools to perform a differential analysis of the two datasets. Moreover, in response to local legislation for green building projects, the BSIE project team implemented BIM processes at all stages of the project lifecycle. Collaboration was achieved with ProjectWise for the planning, design, procurement, construction, plus operations and maintenance. These processes secured access to data, and enabled information mobility saving production time and costs associated with the creation and maintenance of corresponding models for various departments.
Phase 1 of the project, which includes the reconstruction of silo’s 1 to 6, has been completed at a total cost of CNY 3.6 billion, with the remaining office and common areas plus transportation links for the 85,300 square-meter site due to be completed by the end of 2018. When completed, a new landmark in the Shougang area will be ready to receive the 5,000-plus Chinese and foreign visitors and dignitaries expected in the run up to and during 2022 Winter Olympics Games.
Part of the company’s success in meeting the project’s unique parameters is due to the use of 3D laser scanning in lieu of traditional survey techniques. Bentley Pointools provided a valuable source of information for decision making and analysis during the latter stages of the project, saving BSIE around CNY 1 million and 3 to 5 percent of the time it would have taken using traditional methods. Having a fully integrated and virtual BIM model also meant that it could be used as the basis for systems needed during operation and maintenance, reducing the need and associated cost of creating as-built information from scratch.