Shanghai tower and BIM

Seen as a future landmark of Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower aims to showcase cutting-edge sustainable design concepts. Along with BIM technology and processes in practice.



The Shanghai Tower is a remarkable story about the advantages of BIM for the whole project lifecycle, as well as the growing momentum for owner-driven BIM projects.



At the time of its completion, the Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It will also become China's tallest structure of any kind, surpassing the 600-metre (2,000 ft) Canton Tower in Guangzhou. However, in February 2012, it was reported that another Chinese skyscraper, the Wuhan Greenland Financial Center, might be redesigned to reach a height of 636 metres (2,087 ft), thus exceeding the height of the Shanghai Tower.



Below is a great video produced by Autodesk which showcases the design process and the Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools being used.



This blog post is related to the following tags BIM, BIM china, BIM technology, building inforamtion modeling, Burj Khalifa, Canton Tower, China, china BIM objects, design concepts, Dubai, global landmarks, Guangzhou, landmarks, project lifecycle, Shanghai, shanghai BIM, shanghai building, Shanghai Tower, Wuhan Greenland Financial Center.

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