West Coast Boast – Modern Steel Construction

West Coast Boast – Modern Steel Construction

Written by: Gerard M. Neiblas, SE Set to open this spring, the tallest building on the West Coast resists wind and seismic drifts with massive braces. Checking in at the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles is slightly more involved than checking in at a typical...
Tekla Software in Practice: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Tekla Software in Practice: Fondation Louis Vuitton

“A unique BIM project; information was provided between each project party from the 3D modelling process.” – Ian Belcher, BDS VirCon Overview Looking at the very first sketches by Frank Gehry for Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new museum of contemporary art near Paris,...
Innovative BIM Workflows

Innovative BIM Workflows

Mitigating Risk, Compressing Schedule, Reducing Waste Introduction The construction sector has historically lagged other industries in adopting new technology, its inefficiencies and wastage is well documented over numerous studies and research reports. One prominent...
Reaching Up to the Angels in LA

Reaching Up to the Angels in LA

Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles USA A 73-storey hotel is being built in the heart of Los Angeles for Korean Air destined to be the tallest building in the US western states with a clever steel braced design to address potential seismic activity in the...