BDS VirCon - Steel Detailing, Rebar Detailing, Virtual Construction, and BIM
Using state of the art software technology with systems and procedures we produce the highest quality shop drawings and models to LOD 400 specifications for fabrication, erection and a range of Construction BIM deliverables such as: 3D Modelling. Shop Drawings, Erection Plans, Anchor Bolt Drawings, Connection Sketches, DSTV Files for Cutting & Drilling, DXF Files for Plate work, Field Bolt Lists, Project Tracking Controls, Advance Bill of Material, BIM Modelling & Clash Detection, Piping
Our services include rebar detailing and estimating where we work directly with contractors, installers and engineers.. Our services include: Field Placement/Shop Drawings, 3D Modelling of Rebar, Connection Sketches, Bar Listing, Project Co-ordination Weight and/or Cost Change Tracking and Submitting.
We create models with real time computer aided construction simulation resulting in accurate, 3D modelling phases. We are one of the world's largest virtual construction firms and strive to remain our reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the industry. The planning, construction and productions models are all integrated into our Virtual Construction.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BDS VirCon is a virtual construction company where BIM processes are a vital part of our construction projects. BIM is a virtual model of a structure which shows the phyisical characteristics of a building. BIM are designed by engineers, architects and surveyors before being handed over to the contractors. BDS VirCon are BIM experts, we invest in the latest technology to consistently be industry leaders in virtual construction.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Home to the Denver Broncos
This 76,000 seat Stadium consists of 12,000 tons of Structural Steel which resulted in over 3,000 shop detail fabrication drawings being produced. Set out on a unique geometry, the design / build Stadium is a three tiered arena consisting of Lower, Middle and Upper Bowls of steel framing with thick bent steel plate seating risers. The Stadium is serviced by four pedestrian ramps located at each corner to deal with the volume of patrons entering and leaving the complex.
As described by Modern Steel Construction / October 2000 edition, the grid system is best defined as a double symmetric, 48 sided polygon based on broad-radius arcs at the sidelines and end zones with tighter arcs through the corners. The continually curving seating rows created by the grid system will provide better sight lines and field proximity for stadium patrons as well as the appearance of a smoothly curved seating bowl. The upper bowls consists of raker frames which vary in height forming a wave effect, one of the signature items of the stadium.
These frames are quite unique in themselves, as they are wide flange built up sections consisting of a straight taper along the lower length and a curved taper at the upper end. The built up sections are supported by HSS 24” columns leaning towards and away from the field forming a bracing effect.