Atlas collaboration with Scott Brownrigg
Atlas are delighted to announce our new Digital Twin Unit collaboration with Scott Brownrigg.
A Digital Twin connects the physical and digital worlds. Interfacing with a number of digital plugins, a Digital Twin has the ability to simulate scenarios and make accurate predictions, helping organizations pinpoint critical weak spots in their assets to mitigate risk. In the long term, a Twin can improve future building design programmes and ongoing maintenance.
This joint venture combines the design and planning skills of Scott Brownrigg with our digital technology expertise. We have been working on Hong Kong Airport Terminal. The Overall Digital strategy for the Airport Authority Hong Kong is to digitize the Airport facility, creating a Digital Twin of the entire 12.5 sq km site. Over 70,000 Employees work within the Airport facilities.
Our Smart work included:
Proof of Concept Retrospective As-Built modelling request
Atlas created LOD500 Revit models from the laser scan information provided
Test COBie data was also created and entered into the models
A digital twin of the Gate 219 area was created
The Digital Twin Unit looks forward to supporting clients in delivering on their Digital Twin strategies thus enabling the benefits of improved efficiency and effectiveness in asset management to be realised.
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Continuing the previous companion activities, on July 29th, 2022, HCMC University of Technology – Faculty of Civil Engineering and Atlas jointly held a signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement.
This signing ceremony witnesses the cooperation between two parties and brings more opportunities to HCMUTE’s students after their graduation. In particular, the Board of Directors is interested in developing the human resource, selecting and training young talents to support them in achieving essential skills for their career path afterwards.
Let's take a look at the recap photos below:
Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, by Safdie Architects
A vast greenhouse surrounding the world's tallest indoor waterfall brings unusually large amounts of carbon-sequestering plant life into Jewel Changi Airport, designed by Moshe Safdie's architecture firm with the help of engineering firm Buro Happold, environmental designers Atelier Ten and Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects.
The 40-metre-tall waterfall, called Rain Vortex, funnels rainwater from Singapore's frequent thunderstorms down seven storeys to naturally cool the air inside the building, with the captured water reused.
Dock A at Zurich Airport, Switzerland, by BIG and HOK
Danish architecture studio BIG and US firm HOK last week revealed their design for a mass-timber terminal and control tower at Zurich's airport, set to open in 2032.
Large V-shaped columns made from locally sourced timber will form the main structure of the terminal, while wood will also be used for the floors and ceilings reflecting Switzerland's alpine buildings.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, USA, by Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot
A grand central staircase and sculptural pillar clad in locally sourced Douglas fir will be the focal point of the Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot's 13,520-square-metre expansion of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as part of the city's Sustainable Project Framework.
The two architecture firms claim the expansion, expected to complete in 2027, will have embodied carbon reduction strategies and biophilic design principles at its heart, with photovoltaic rooftop panels, electrochromic window glazing and non-fossil-fuel heating systems among the emissions-limiting measures.
Aile Est at La Genève Internationale, Switzerland, by RBI-T
The recently completed Aile Est terminal, designed by a consortium including British architecture studio RSHP to replace an outdated 1970s facility, is intended to produce more energy than it consumes by using on-site renewable sources such as geothermal piles.
Its exposed modular structure reduced waste during construction and means the building can be easily disassembled, recycled or extended in the future.
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, China, by RSHP
RSHP has also designed a terminal for an airport in Shenzhen that it said will seek to meet sustainability goals through a compact form, control of solar gain, low water use, and the harvesting of rainwater.
It will include vast green spaces, including a central 10,000-square-metre covered garden that can be enjoyed by the 31 million people expected to travel through the facility each year.
Delhi Noida International Airport, India, by Nordic Office of Architecture, Grimshaw and Haptic
The under-construction terminal at Delhi Noida International Airport has been billed as "India's greenest airport" by its design team, a collaboration between architecture firms Nordic Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and consultants STUP.
The team claims the building itself will be carbon-neutral, removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it emits, helped by indoor trees and a landscaped interior courtyard.
T2 at Guadalajara International Airport, Mexico, by CallisonRTKL
Solar panels, shading and natural light and ventilation offered by a perforated wooden ceiling will combine to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of a new terminal for the airport in Guadalajara compared to other similar buildings, according to architects CallisonRTKL.
"Multiple environmental strategies reduce energy use by 60 per cent and the carbon footprint of the project by 90 per cent, equivalent to planting 27,300 trees every year," said the US studio.
Beijing Daxing International Airport, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects
Completed in 2019, the starfish-shaped Beijing Daxing International Airport designed by the late Zaha Hadid along with specialist firm ADPI is one of the largest in the world at 700,000 square metres.
It is powered by solar panels and recovers waste heat using a ground-source pump, as well as having a rainwater collection system.
It was an honor for Atlas to be invited to the board of thesis defense of the two faculties: Architecture & Construction on 22-23 & 28-29 August 2022 - a significant event for students to fully demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learned and practiced during years of studying at UAH, as well as announce the research results in front of the Committee of Defense. During the defense, Atlas’ representative has given critical questions and shared with students from the practical perspective of many years working in the AEC industry.
The graduation thesis defense session once again affirmed the close cooperation of Atlas and UAH in supporting and providing career opportunities for young talents.
Let's see some recap pictures below:
Following the previously successful signing ceremony, last Friday morning, on July 15, 2022, Mr. Sam Houston – CEO of Atlas and Assoc. Prof. PhD. Tran Thi My Dieu – Principal of VLU co-chaired the MOU signing ceremony between Atlas and VLU.
During the ceremony, VLU’s representatives was expressing their pleasure and honor to have a cooperating relationship with Atlas, whilst Atlas’ representatives shared deeply about our human resource strategy and new technology applied in architecture, engineering, and construction industry. After the ceremony, Atlas was invited to take a tour around the main campus to see the dynamic and modern educational environment for all students in line with international standards. We were very impressed by the monumental investment of VLU not only in facilities but also educational quality.
This event took place at VLU Campus 3, HCMC, and would set the basis for the cooperation between both sides to improve academic and cultural links with each other by offering programs and collaboration.
Let's see some recap pictures below: