Utilization of BIM and Façade Optimization via Computer Technology in a Super-highrise

Christopher King
Senior Project Director
New World Development Company Limited, Hong Kong

Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre (TJCTF) is a mixed-use development with a total gross floor area (GFA) of 389,980 square meters. This 530-meter-tall building is expected to be opened in 2019. This presentation provided an overview of the utilization of state-of-the-art computer technology, including BIM application in façade optimization and construction, based on the practices under TJCTF project management. With functional-based BIM strategy, the rationalization process of the building envelope is practical and can be utilized as a form of conscientious practice to manage the building costs. For construction coordination, optimal decisions are created by using visualizations, simulation, and other techniques. BIM and the development of handheld devices have enhanced the build-ability of TJCTF, while fulfilling the desired iconic shape within an economical target, as should be the aim for any commercial project. The team seeks to rationalize the intentions and processes, from design to construction, in building this iconic super high-rise.

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