Statoil Business Support Center

Gottlieb Paludan put the project Statoil BSC on their website. I really think it’s good work we did as a team and I hope to see it built. It’s a building for all the people working there. Blue-collar and white-collar workers alike.

I was a project architect with responsibility for the “Multi House” with conference center, auditorium, cafeteria, production kitchen, welfare area, reception etc. From schematic design to construction documentation in collaboration with clients, engineers, project leaders, consultants, authorities and suppliers. Most of us worked in Revit BIM models, some with Autocad and we used Revit and Navisworks for clash detection and Docia for project management. Some times I missed ArchiCAD as I did not produce as fast as I normally would, but I learned a new popular tool. And that’s great! It leaves the question of freedom of choise of tool and open collaboration. But that’s another discussion I will get to later.

Here is a rendering of the project done by Michael Stabell from GP. © Gottlieb Paludan

Podio

SBamaa is now using Podio for some projects. The test runs are promising. I think the app will help project administration and free time for productivity. I like that you can add apps when you need them and not start with a large confusing interface. It’s also cool that it’s developed by Danes. Good work Podio people.

Garaget workshop

SB worked for ZARK on “Garaget” a neighborhood culture house in Malmö making a 3D model and drawings of the building to visualise existing conditions and user statistics. These are essential in the analysis prior to the actual refurbishment project.

February 4th Garaget hosted a workshop, led by Lene from ZARK, for 12-13 year old school children and users of Garaget. Their input and ideas are valued in the process. I guided the young participants in the use of the 3D model done with ArchiCAD and Virtual Builing Explorer. Their task was to navigate in the model and print views of the area of Garaget they wanted to work with. The views were used for collages of ideas to inspire the ongoing project.

I was happy to see how effortless the kids managed both the virtual model and good old scissors and glue cutting out images from magazines for their collages.

Here is a link to the VBE model of Garaget. Try for yourself. Garaget-VBE

“He was a very busy business-nisse”

WHAT!? (Quote from “The Julekalender”)

SB is very busy these days before Christmas. Now sitting in the office looking at the snow slowly falling (and almost making Stengade look pretty!) trying to prioritise all the tasks.

Sharing of knowledge and ideas obtained from the various seminars and workshops attended lately will be posted after the completion of projects for clients.

Links to some of these seminars if you care:

Transforming the City – C2C seminar, Lys Lyd Luft – fremtidens sunde byggeri, SPIN – Sustainable Construction

Projects we are working on right now:

ArchiCAD BIM model of DTU building 118 for BIMlab in collaboration with Tværsnit Arkitekter

BIM model and animation of “Garaget” in Malmö in collaboration with ZARK

New first floor addition in collaboration with Byggerådgivning

New addition and renovation of villa in Allerød – sketch project

New villa in Køge – sketch project

New villa in Hornslet – under construction

Sketching in BIM follow up – Blågården new penthouse apartments and energy-renovation in collaboration with Rasmus Brodersen

Updating this website – simpler structure, cleaner look, more references, new functions, more sharing and a newsletter service.

Back to work!

Working on Site

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With my mobile office (the content of a shoulder bag) I went on a site visit to coordinate with the contractor and the builders. While they were laying bricks outside I adjusted a detail in the 3D model to “as-built” and two details to “how-we-are-going-to-built”. I like the contact with contractors and builders and learn from their experiences. They are doing a good job and according to the plan.

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