Chien Kuo Construction Builds Asia’s Largest Cultural Complex With Help From Autodesk Technology

  Chien Kuo Construction Builds Asia’s Largest Cultural Complex With Help From
  Autodesk Technology

Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts is Taiwan’s Biggest Cultural Investment in 20

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 04, 2012

Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts will be completed in 2014, providing millions
of Southern Taiwan residents and tourists the opportunity to participate in
cultural events. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the Arts Center is a 3.3
billion USD project. It is expected to become Kaohsiung’s new icon, evolving
the reputation of this major port city.

The Arts Center’s artistic design is by Francine Houben, Founding Architect
and Creative Director of Mecanoo, and Chinese Architect Luo Xing Hua. The
design was inspired by lush banyan trees in Wei-Wu-Ying Park. The Arts Center
will be shaped like a sound wave, with a floating appearance that seamlessly
integrates with the surrounding landscape. The 141,000 sqm complex will
feature 6,000 seats across the concert hall, lyric theater, playhouse, recital
hall, public library and orchestra rehearsal room.

Chien Kuo Construction Co. is building the project with the help of Autodesk
Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions. Mark Lee, Vice President of
Engineering Regulation Division at Chien Kuo Construction, said, “The
competition for civil engineering projects in Taiwan is now of an
international caliber. Faced with complex architecture designs like those of
the Wei-Wu-Ying Arts Center, traditional 2D diagrams alone are not effective.
We’ve adopted Autodesk BIM solutions to digitally simulate 3D models and 4D
construction processes. We’re able to better detect collisions in advance, and
we can visually communicate the construction schedule. This has helped to
provide a new level of collaboration, as well as resource and time-savings.”

Chien Kuo Construction is an Autodesk Subscription customer using the
following Autodesk BIM solutions: Autodesk Revit Architecture software,
Autodesk Revit MEP software, Autodesk Navisworks software products, Autodesk
3ds Max Design software and Autodesk Design Review software, as well as
Autodesk 360 cloud services.

Ryan Li, Project Manager of Chien Kuo Construction’s BIM Division, added,
“Using Autodesk BIM solutions enables us to show changes in both 2D and 3D,
providing a more accurate reference for construction engineers. As a result,
we’ve seen construction time shortened to about a third of what it used to be.
Autodesk 360 cloud services also help accelerate our operations. While
traditional computers may take an entire day to render a model, we’re doing it
in a couple of hours with Autodesk 360.”

Chien Kuo Construction plans to fully implement BIM on all its projects by the
end of the year. “BIM is still fairly new in the construction and engineering
industry. At present, Chien Kuo Construction has applied the solutions mostly
for pre-construction plan management and simulation testing, but 3D modeling
should play a critical role in maintenance as well. We aim to actively promote
the latter application of BIM,” Mark Lee concluded.

About Chien Kuo Construction Co. Ltd

Chien Kuo Construction Co. Ltd was founded in 1931. The company is involved in
several of Taiwan’s key construction projects, such as the Shimen Reservoir
Water Conservation Project. Chien Kuo Construction currently has 17 projects
from the construction industry, and is operating five limestone quarries. The
company is recognized for its human and technological expertise, including
machinery capability, maintenance, security and environmental consciousness.
Chien Kuo Construction Co. also owns seven concrete plants in China and is one
of the largest concrete manufacturers in the eastern China region. For more
information, visit the Chien Kuo Construction corporate website.

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