General hospital expansion aided by steel fabrication software
Steelwork design and fabrication for the £4.5M expansion and renovation of Kettering General Hospital is said to have been significantly speeded up with the use of Graitec’s Autodesk Advance Steel software.
Steelwork contractor TSI Structures, working in collaboration with structural engineer BWB, chose the software for its steel connection design, detailing and fabrication.
According to TSI Structures Drawing Office Manager Adrian Betts: “The bi-directional link between Advance Steel and Autodesk Revit – used by BWB – made it easier to reuse their design model and work more efficiently with their engineers using a BIM workflow.”
Remodelling the hospital’s existing operating rooms was also part of the project’s remit.