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BIM for Concrete

Precast Elements
Marco Vidali
04.25.12

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related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed
at the conclusion of this presentation.

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Course Description
1. Rebar
2. Geometry
3. Steel formwork
4. Hoisting
5. Planning

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

Identify the potential uses of BIM for concrete precast elements.


Understand why the certainty added with BIM in the planning and
production of this processes are crucial.
Know some complementary methods for cinematic and hoisting.

1. Rebar
_modeling, optimizing, bending and assembling

Project Input

BIM model

2
1

RFIs and reports

23

Solution

4
3

Quantity Takeoff

5
4

Workshop drawings

6
5

Rebar optimization

7
6

Rebar optimization
Waste without optimization and BIM
Waste with optimization and BIM

5-7%
Less than 1%
0.41%

7
6

0.33%

0.25%

Production
Hand made production 1,500 ton = 400
Rebar production plant

8
7

people in 1 month
1,500 ton = 20 people in 1 month

Assemblies

Less Equipment, accidents, cost and waste


More Quality, control and performance

9
8

Assembly analysis

190

IKEA assembly manual

190

Detail of the construction system

Detail of the construction system

Precast column

W= 166 tons
22 tons of rebar
60 m3 of concrete

X 600

Precast column

W= 198 tons
30 tons of rebar
70 m3 of concrete

X 300

Column cap

Footing detail

Footing detail

Precast beam

W= 380 tons
96 tons of rebar
118 m3 of concrete

X 1199

Precast beam

Precast beam

Rebar production plant

Rebar production plant

Precast production plant

Rebar assembly

Rebar assembly

Rebar assembly

Rebar assembly

Rebar assembly

2. Geometry
_assemblies and parametric modeling

Parametric column cap

Spreadsheet Input

Parametric frame

Parametric frame

Parametric frame

Parametric frame

Parametric frame

Parametric frame

Parametric assembly

Parametric assembly

Parametric assembly

Parametric assembly

Parametric frame

Concrete pouring

Column storage

Column storage

Column storage

3. Steel formwork
_modeling and managing inventory

Column cap formwork

Column cap formwork

Column cap formwork

Column cap stress study (metal plates)

Column cap stress study (metal profile)

Beam formwork

Beam formwork

Beam formwork

Beam formwork

Beam formwork

Managing inventory

Column formwork

Column formwork

Column formwork

Column formwork

Column formwork

4. Hoisting
_cinematic studies and urban environment using 3d
scanning

Hoisting Secuence

Previous study

Cinematic study

Cinematic study

Cinematic study

Cinematic study

Cinematic study

Cinematic study for the use of a gantry crane

Cinematic study for the use of a gantry crane

Cinematic study for the use of a gantry crane

Cinematic study

Hoisting of a 43 meter precast beam

Hoisting of a 43m precast beam

Hoisting of a 43m precast beam

Hoisting of a 43m precast beam

Hoisting of a 43m precast beam

Hoisting of a 43m precast beam

5. Planning
_VDC, integrating design, production plant and field

Urban environment study

Urban environment study

Point cloud + model

Point cloud + model

DWG from model and point cloud

Quality Control

Quality Control

Project Management

construction process

Production flow

Push
Design

Production

Storage

Transportation

Hoisting

Pull (JIT)
Hoisting

Transportation

Storage

Production

Design

Scheduled plan vs actual progress

NOT STARTED IN EXECUTION


AHEAD
IN TIME
BEHIND

FINISHED

Billing Control

EXECUTED AND NOT BILLED


EXECUTED AND BILLED
PAID

Actual progress in PDF 3d

In-sight planning renders

In-sight planning renders

In-sight planning renders

Water treatment plant

Conclusions

> do more and better with less


> centralize knowledge database

> strategic planning to avoid cost


overruns
> enhance interaction between project
stakeholders

> visualize all the alternatives and


increase certainty

Thank You!
Questions?

Marco Vidali

marco.vidali@icacu.com.mx