The world’s largest BIM model was developed for Kuwait International Airport, Terminal 2. This model was indispensable in order to make the extremely complex geometry of the design by Foster + Partners feasible in planning terms. Because: The roof structure of the new terminal is a statically highly indeterminate system. The interaction between the various components is therefore very complex, so that every change in the stiffness of one element has a significant influence on the static load of the other components.
Werner Sobek’s services included the implementation planning of the façade, the roof and the main supporting structure. In a short documentary, those involved in our project report on their planning practice and the work with such a large and complex BIM model. Click here for the film.