The Client is a leading architectural services firm in Belgium.
The Client was working on a residential building project and needed support for structural steel detailing and drawing up a rebar plan and details for every floor level. The rebar plan needed to conform strictly to European standards for structural design & engineering. While working on a short deadline, the project team was required to familiarize themselves with the technical terms in French, and the standards’ specifications, and draw up the rebar plan and the bar-bending schedule in accordance with them.
The project team used the received architectural drawings, and structural member drawings & arrangements to develop a structural steel model in Tekla. From this model, they were able to draw up accurate rebar and bar bending schedules, in accordance with the standard specifications required by the Client.
The information embedded in the steel model ensured that the rebar plan and the bar bending schedules generated were accurate, which in turn ensured that there was no wastage of materials, and significantly fewer RFIs or design changes, positively impacting the end client’s budgets.