User experience / Designing Child Care Facility Using Renga BIM System PSK RegionProject Company's experience

PSK RegionProject Company created in Renga BIM system information 3D model of the child care facility for 140 children.

Client:

Enterprise: PSK RegionProject Company

Field: civil, structural and plant design; transport network design; unique structural design

Location: Chelyabinsk City

Premises for BIM adoption:

Nikolai Dubovoy, PSK RegionProject director general:

«We have been present on the market since 2009. Over the years we've designed multiple civil and industrial facilities, shopping and entertainment malls, as well as unique structures like indoor water park, stadium and national defense operations center of Russian Federation.

Projects appeared to become more challenging and time-consuming, and the familiar 2D tools became insufficient. I've come to the conclusion that it's high time to implement new efficient technologies and switch to building information modeling. After the Government had been instructed by the President Putin to facilitate BIM technology implementation to construction industry, more and more clients have started asking to design projects using BIM.

Some of our specialists were using Archicad software, others had mastered Tekla Structures. But our company still needed one single BIM system to meet our design requirement».

Choosing new BIM software:

The main criteria for BIM software should be, we believe, a comprehensive approach to design. Russian BIM system Renga fully meets the criteria of the RegionProject engineers and designers, since it provides users with the efficient architectural, structural and MEP design.

To test all the Renga features, it was decided to implement a pilot project.

Designing with BIM:

To evaluate the Building Information Modeling technology and test all its  features, it was decided to implement pilot project of the child care facility for 140 children. Kindergarten is a two-storey building with a mechanical floor. Designers created the Information 3D model using the existing drawings. 

Sergey Ulitin, PSK RegionProject project chief engineer:

«Considering the soil conditions, we selected the piled foundation. Structures include brick walls, precast floor slabs, and wood sloped roof.

We used the Wall tool to create walls, than downloaded the required floor slabs and lintels from the product catalogues on rengabim.com.

We finished building structures by creating the roof rafter system (fig. 1). Working in Renga we noticed the increased productivity, greater optimization, and improved quality of modeling by reducing the number of manual operations needed for creating a 3D model».

Figure 1. Kindergarten structural model

Sophia Dernovaya, PSK RegionProject chief engineer:

«The design includes entrance spaces with ground floor ramps for junior class kids and metal stairs to the second floor (fig. 2). These elements were created primarily with the help of built-in Renga tools Stairs, Column, Beam, Slab, Ramp and Railing based on the ground plane.

 

 

 

Figure 2. Entrance spaces thoroughly framed

I actively used Assembly tool while working on the project. This tool allowed me to design the monolithic areas of floors (fig. 3), generic elements of metal stairs, and  non-standard doors (fig. 4).

Figure 3. Monolithic areas of floors

Figure 4. Non-standard doors created with the Assembly tool

I also very much appreciated the efficient Room tool that automatically calculates rooms ares (fig. 5) and significantly simplifies finishing materials calculation.

Figure 5. Inner layouts of the kindergarten

With architectural and structural design being finished, I exported the furniture to the model (fig. 6)”.

Figure 6. Inner layouts with exported furniture

Figure 7. Kindergarten architectural model

Sergey Ulitin, PSK RegionProject project chief engineer:

"Then the MEP engineer stepped in. Using Renga he designed heating system, water supply and sewerage system, ventilation and electrical power system (fig. 8). Renga capabilities lead to the improved project outcomes.

 

 

Figure 8. Kindergarten MEP model

Then, the engineers specified the routing points, drawn the trunk pipelines and  connected the equipment. There's no need to download additional equipment from third-party software: Renga has all the required plumbing fixtures and electric devices (fig. 9).

Figure 9. Plumbing fixtures

Complete model was loaded to the IFC format for viewing in third-party software (fig. 10)”.

Figure 10. Model displayed in a third-party software

The outcome:

Using Renga BIM system, PSK RegionProject designers created information 3D model of the kindergarten, thoroughly detailed architectural, structural and MEP design. Renga BIM system provided us with rich tool set and allowed to learn all the benefits of building information modeling.

Renga user experience:

Nikolai Dubovoy, PSK RegionProject director general:

«Rich Renga tool set allowed designer to elaborate both interior and exterior, develop some complex architectural and construction concepts, and generate all the required documents without much effort. Easy-to-use, intuitive software allows to learn and master BIM technology quick and without struggle. Renga highly qualified specialists were always ready to help with mastering the software functionality and provide corporate training.

The software allowed us to create the accurate and consistent 3D building model from scratch. Renga provided our designers with a  better 3D modeling experience: increased productivity, greater optimization, and improved quality of modeling by detecting clashes and reducing the number of manual operations needed for creating a 3D model. We have really enjoyed the 3D designing process in Renga and and hope for further collaboration».