New hub in the ex-Industrial district, close to the train station Tiburtina.
Ital Elettronica s.r.l.
BIM modeling and BIM coordination
1st phase 2016-2017
2nd phase 2018-2022
4.625,75 sq m
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The building is the new headquarters in Rome belonging to IT’S and its subsidiary Parallel Digital, which specializes in BIM management.
It has a timber structure; based on load-bearing XLam panels assembled in four weeks. The external cladding is in aluminium. A survey of the facades has led to optimizing the modularity of the panels allowing for variations in size and appearance.
The use of timber frame technology, distinguished by dry fitting joints, and the planning of facade panels, require great accuracy in the development of working detail. This necessity for precision is emphasized all the more in a pre-fabricated site where every design choice has a reduced margin of error.
Such a demanding context needs tools that are able to manage and elaborate complexity. This is the reason why, from the very start of the design concept, an approach of integrated design using BIM technology was opted for.
The complexity of the process led to the use of various technical supports, as much in the design phase as that of construction, choosing the tools most suited to the specificity of the case. The BIM model was located at the centre of the process, used as a means of sharing information among firms, integrating the various disciplines in a detailed structure of files. The level of development (LOD) class was E.
The objectives were defined for the use of the BIM process in the phases of design and construction. In the first phase, design within the BIM framework aimed to obtain a reliable modelling of existing conditions, an estimate of the costs, planning and programming of different phases, design authoring and lighting technology analysis; while during the construction phase, the defined objectives were: site logistics, digital generation and management of construction processes. To reach such aims it was necessary to use various cloud tools to manage the project and keep the whole working group updated.
The project in Via Pettinengo presented the ideal situation to experiment with BIM in relation to the organization, security and coordination of the site.
Prior to work commencing on the site an accurate study was made of possible interferences, both internal and external, that might present themselves during the construction phase.
The analysis of works and drafting of the safety and security coordination were facilitated thanks to modelling the interfering elements and their relocation within the model both in space and time, using different types of parameters.
Elements relating to works were given the necessary codes for the jobs scheduling; the study of interferences viewed on video in Navisworks.