SSE Hydro – National Arena

Overview:

The new national arena, an icon structure adjacent to the Armadillo building, was created by world-renowned architects Foster and Partners and is modelled on Greek and Roman amphitheatres.

Our Solution:

Using cutting-edge BIM software, Waldeck produced engineering drawings for over 1,500 precast elements of the structure, which boasts a capacity of 12,000. The engineering drawings were fully co-ordinated and in 3D, which allowed a perfect fit for production of the units and ensured construction on site was efficient and successful.

The Results:

Collaborating using Tekla BIM software ensured components fit perfectly. The software was also used to track progress and scheduling of the units to ensure high levels of quality control and high turnover of 10 units per operator per day. Working closely with the client and keeping ahead of the production team, ensured the teams always had a good supply of unit details to keep manufacturing on schedule, which in turn ensured successful delivery of the exciting project.