Case Studies

Build for the Future The new headquarter of Aarhus University,
School of Engineering, Denmark

BIM as a working method for
800 engineering students

Thomas Graabæk, BIM Equity

May 8, 2013

At Aarhus University, School of Engineering in Denmark, there are 800 construction engineering students at the Bachelors level. Here, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a regular part of the curriculum, with a focus on structural and MEP modeling with model exchange between applications for analysis and calculations via IFC.

Build for the Future Photo: © Constantin Meyer, Köln

Build for the Future

HHS Planer + Architekten AG

Sustainability: A term so over-used, that it has become difficult to use. The same goes for “sustainable building,” a standard phrase that is everywhere but is often too nebulous and vague, like the “organic” label on our food.

Larkas & Laine Architects © Larkas & Laine Architects Ltd.

Challenges Create Capabilities

Larkas & Laine Architects Ltd.

Solibri Model Checker and ArchiCAD Enhance BIM and Quality Assurance for Larkas & Laine Architects, one of the largest architectural offices in Finland. The company has invested heavily in building information modeling on demanding design projects, placing great emphasis on modeling capabilities and internal quality control.

MIX StudioWorks, Inc. © MIX StudioWorks, Inc.

The Nanjing World Trade Center

MIX StudioWorks, Inc.

Nanjing World Trade Center (NWTC), designed by global architectural firm MIX, was delivered from pre concept through a completed design development phase in just a few months. NWTC’s site is set amid Nanjing’s Hexi New City in China, the emerging district for large scale, mixed-use developments.

Helen & Hard Architects Image: © Emile Ashley

Vennesla Library & Cultural Centre

Helen & Hard Architects

The new library in Vennesla comprises a library, a café, meeting places and administrative areas, and links an existing community house and learning centre together. All main public functions have been centered into one generous space...

Studio Pacific Architects Image: © Patrick Reynolds

The Rock, Wellington Airport

Studio Pacific Architects

A radical departure from contemporary airports worldwide, preoccupied with the imagery of lightness and flight, the Rock terminal evokes instead the anchoring qualities of the land that rises to meet planes as they touch down and the coast that recedes away from them as they depart.

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Image: © Bond Bryan Architects

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Bond Bryan Architects

Collaborative Design makes a big impact for Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. With the increased complexity of projects, it is imperative that more consistent standards of design and construction are adhered to.

Community Insight and Feedback key in design of Shirebrook Academy Image: © Bond Bryan Architects

Community Insight and Feedback key in design of Shirebrook Academy

Bond Bryan Architects

"BIMx is an incredibly powerful tool. It enables anyone to explore the building model, to understand what it is all about – and to share their thoughts and ideas with the rest of the community. Isn’t this the best way to achieve the best design?"

The Rural Regeneration Centre of Hadlow College Hadlow College

The Rural Regeneration Centre of Hadlow College


The Rural Regeneration Centre in Kent, designed using ArchiCAD, is the UK’s First Certified Passivhaus Educational Building.

Making Old become New, and Efficient! © Constructive Thinking Studio Ltd.

Making Old become New, and Efficient!

Constructive Thinking Studio Ltd.

Constructive Thinking Studio, based in Liverpool, is a design-led practice which has quality of design at the heart of its role. Very experienced in sustainable design the Practice is fully accredited Code for Sustainable Homes, On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (ONDEA), and advises on early-stage energy strategies.

Meilahti Primary School © Meilahti Primary School

BIM modelling – a useful tool for the City of Helsinki

Helsinki Public Works

Originally published in ArchiMAG magazine.
The City of Helsinki encourages the use of building information modelling as it enables the city to acquire more and better information on its properties and to maintain them more easily.

Bedford Academy Image: © Bond Bryan Architects

Bedford Academy

Bond Bryan Architects

Setting new standards in workforce management and implementing and teaching Teamwork was a significant effort for Rob Jacksons studio before working on the BIM model for The Academy but was the right choice, nonetheless.

Meilahti Primary School Photo: © Claus Graubner

The Darmstadtium

fs-architects & Chalabi architects & partners

Rectangular and simple - this description certainly doesn't apply to the new Science and Congress Center in Darmstadt! On the contrary -- the complex acts as an expressive, angular sculpture with a dynamic design.