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The Max Bögl Group

The Max Bögl Group uses BIM to optimize and integrate its production processes for the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania.

The Max Bögl Group used Autodesk® building information modeling (BIM) solutions for its virtual design and construction processes on the new National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania. The company used Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software to create a schematic design of this 55,000-seat, US$187-million stadium in just 4 weeks.

About Max Bögl

In its third generation, the family-owned Max Bögl Group is the largest private construction company in Germany. Founded in 1929, the company has a staff of more than 5,700 worldwide. The group’s services include large-scale projects in structural engineering, transport and civil engineering, tunneling, steel and plant construction, and system building construction. Max Bögl recently received the Autodesk BIM Experience Award for its use of BIM on the Bucharest National Stadium project.

About the National Stadium Project
Max Bögl in partnership with Astaldi, an Italian construction company, was awarded the contract for this design-build project in 2007. The team demonstrated to both the City of Bucharest and the National Soccer Association that its proposal could be built at the same budget but with much better operational functionality than its competitors.

Currently under construction, the new stadium will replace an existing stadium dating from 1953 and will be the first 5-star sports venue in Romania, capable of hosting both national and international soccer competitions. The stadium’s design features a filigree ring rope roof with a membrane covering and is being constructed using in-situ concrete as well as prefabricated parts.

The Solution

Max Bögl used Autodesk BIM solutions for its virtual design and construction processes on this project to help provide high levels of quality, environmental efficiency, as well as cost efficient precast concrete fabrication and rapid on-site assembly.

The company used Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk® Navisworks® software for design, project communication, and design coordination workflows. The company also used Navisworks software for 4D construction planning, simulation and sequencing; Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software for design visualization and communication; and AutoCAD® software for construction documentation.

Enhanced Design Visualization
One of the most challenging features of the stadium design is its technically intricate filigree roof. Max Bögl used Revit Architecture software to more quickly explore design alternatives that were both visually striking and could be efficiently and more economically constructed. The company used this BIM approach to create a schematic design of the stadium in just 4 weeks.

For a strategic bid presentation to its client, Max Bögl imported the Revit Architecture model into Autodesk 3ds Max Design software to facilitate production of design visualizations and near cinematic-quality walkthroughs and into Navisworks software to create 4D process simulations. Based on this presentation, the client was convinced to abandon its official design and move forward with Max Bögl’s design.

Increased Design Efficiency

During detailed design, the project was developed jointly by Max Bögl and external architects and engineers. The design iterations led to an optimized steel roof construction combined with a cost-effective precast concrete building shell and core.

Improved Construction Planning and Communication
Max Bögl used Navisworks software for project coordination and clash detection, 4D construction sequencing, and model-based communication. The Navisworks construction model helped the Max Bögl team to correctly capture and communicate project information to the stakeholders in a timely fashion—providing up-to-date documentation, more accurate concrete and steel fabrication details, and informative visuals.

Advancing and Promoting the use of BIM

To promote the use of BIM throughout its organization and its partners, Max Bögl founded a BIM academy that develops training material and offers BIM courses, all based on the experience the company gained from BIM-based projects like this sports stadium.

Learn more about the company and the Bucharest Stadium project at Max Bogl Group’s website.

Watch Dr. Frank Neuberg, Head of Technical IT Applications, and his team describe how Max Bögl is using BIM to optimize and integrate construction processes.