Optus Stadium

CLIENT: Multiplex
LOCATION: Perth, Western Australia
project overview:

Optus Stadium is a six-level steel and concrete stadium with 60,000 seats in a colosseum seating bowl, and the ability to expand to 70,000 seats. On the Burswood Peninsula, about five kilometers east of Perth’s central business district, Stadium Park offers spectacular views over the Swan River to the city. This world class venue is the third largest stadium in Australia and hosts major AFL, cricket, rugby union and league matches, soccer, and entertainment events.

The stadium was completed three weeks ahead of schedule by the project team.

This project won the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2018 in the Best Sports and Recreation category.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

DBM Vircon developed the BIM protocols, specifications, and upskilled the delivery team to continue BIM deliverables post detailed documentation and into construction. By automating processes, the company was able to significantly decrease the resources needed to complete the BIM project. This allowed the delivery team to focus on project critical tasks.

Highlights & Challenges:

As this was a fast-paced Design & Construction delivery, it was a steep learning curve for the whole project team.

  • There were many challenges encountered during the change management process as traditional methods were modified to utilize BIM’s additional benefits.
  • The Digital shop drawing review process was implemented after multiple discussions with the consultants. This resulted in faster approvals of the primary structural steel and precast packages – both critical path items.
  • The use of BIM also made it possible to detect simultaneous design development changes which were affecting the construction of the superstructure. It allowed Multiplex to be flexible and adapt site work to meet any required design changes.
  • The key highlight of the project was DBM Vircon’s BIM consultant engagement partnered with its detailer engagement to direct the steel subcontractor.

Alastair Brook

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