• ASGC

    Coca-Cola Arena Project

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project Summary

Project

The Coca-Cola Arena (formerly the Dubai Arena) is a new, state-of-the-art multipurpose arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As the only all-purpose indoor and air-conditioned arena of its size in the region, it will allow for sporting events to be held all year round, including Dubai’s hot summer months. Spanning an area of half a million square feet and with an approximate capacity of 20,000 people, it will become the “go-to” venue for large-scale entertainment events. However, a project of this size and magnitude needed enhanced planning and scheduling to ensure its success. To properly manage the many steps and workflows of this project, ASGC was tasked with providing 4D construction planning and scheduling.

Solution

The project team created a visual representation of the construction schedule, which was used as a way for all project stakeholders to communicate on the project. The representation also helped facilitate weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings. For the meetings, ASGC generated mongering reports of the site progress, sharing the actual vs. planned schedule and approved baseline. The team also created a 3D BIM model of the project so that participants could visually detect clashes and review them alongside the schedule progress, showing how fixing these clashes would affect the project schedule. The model also provided construction simulations of scenarios and comparisons before any work on the construction site. ASGC could track and control materials while also manage site logistics, using the information provided by the site project team.

Outcome

By using 4D construction planning and scheduling, weekly progress meetings were reduced from three hours to 45 minutes because of 4D simulation, saving a total of 544 hours for the site team. The 4D construction planning and scheduling application improved the team’s time management on the steel structure’s construction and delivery, saving about two weeks and corresponding costs. ASGC was able to adequately plan activities on the site, and safety plan analyses and simulations ensured that the site was safe for all participants, meeting all standards by the local official legislation and conditions. The venue opened in June 2019 and has already hosted many internationally renowned events.

Software

ASGC chose SYNCHRO Pro as the platform where it could prepare the 4D construction planning and scheduling. Teams were able to conduct construction simulations and see how adjustments to the plan would affect the entire schedule. The SYNCHRO Pro models allowed the team to manage the project before construction even began.

Project Playbook: SYNCHRO Pro

Outcome/Facts
  • The Coca-Cola Arena (formerly the Dubai Arena) is a new, multipurpose arena that spans half a million square feet and an approximate 20,000-people capacity.
  • It will be the only all-purpose indoor and air-conditioned arena of its size in the region.
  • With SYNCHRO Pro, weekly progress meetings were reduced from three hours to 45 minutes, saving a total of 544 hours.
  • SYNCHRO Pro improved the team’s time management on the steel structure’s construction and delivery, saving about two weeks and corresponding costs.
Quote:
  • “We have decided to use SYNCHRO Pro because it is one of the leading VDC software in the market, which provides endless solutions and options to build a comprehensive construction simulation. You can also depend on SYNCHRO Pro as a planning application for your projects.”

    Tamer Elgohari Senior VDC Engineer ASGC