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.
The Seven World Trade Centre Building
The Seven World Trade Centre Building is the first building to rise after the September 11 attack. The new 52 storey building replaces the original 47 storey building which fell some six hours after flaming debris from the towers rained down on it. While being somewhat taller than the original, the footprint of the new building is reduced to allow the reopening of Greenwich Street which was closed by the original 1986 structure. The new 1.7 million sqft high rise frame consists of over 15000 sticks of steel weighing more than 13000 tons. The building core was constructed with light weight steel columns that are encased as the concrete core follows the steelwork up the building.
The steelwork was designed to lead the concrete core by up to eight floors with up to fourteen levels of temporary wall bracing utilized to cater for wind and crane loads. These braces could be removed once the concrete core was brought up and the braces were detailed to be reusable up the building. This “steel first” method allowed steel workers to work safely with no other trades working above them as well as facilitating tight construction schedules.
Steel erection topped out in October 2004, one month ahead of schedule. BDS is proud to be associated with the rebuilding at this landmark site.
Seven World Trade Centre
Seven World Trade Centre