Aedas Receives Autodesk Revit BIM Experience Award

29 Nov, 2007

Hong Kong-based firm recognized for use of software to solve design challenges on residential and educational projects.

Autodesk announced this week that it has presented Aedas, an international design firm based in Hong Kong, with a Revit BIM Experience Award for its use of Revit Architecture software to create buildings around the world, including a new 83-story high-rise residential tower in Dubai that incorporates more than 10,000 frames of glass on a modularized twisting façade. The Revit BIM Experience Award honors commercial firms, educational institutions, or individuals for the use of the Revit platform to create complex designs, collaborate across multiple disciplines, and drive increased productivity and sustainability in the building design process.

When designing the Ocean Heights residential tower in Dubai, Aedas designed the building to maximize views toward the ocean with a deliberate twist on three of its faces. Because of the twisting nature of the 83-story building, the parametric modeling tools in Revit Architecture helped facilitate the precise positioning of more curved curtain wall panel. Revit enabled Aedas to identify the coordinates of every piece of the over 10,000 frames of glass on the modularized façade, verifying that each piece was flat. This ensured the design's constructability and the project's economic feasibility.

"Aedas' use of Revit Architecture offers a stellar example of how firms adopting a BIM process can more cost effectively manage complex designs, successfully manage international teams, and coordinate efficiently with other design disciplines to provide a client with fully integrated and accessible design," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice-president Autodesk AEC Solutions. "Autodesk is wholly committed to supporting integration and close communication throughout the building industry, and we are pleased to honor Aedas for their role in furthering the adoption of BIM across the world."