WIT Press


LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE 2022 WORLD CUP FINAL STADIUM, QATAR

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM190091

Volume

192

Pages

12

Page Range

93 - 104

Published

2019

Author(s)

AMBROSIO GÓMEZ MORALES, CALLUM JOHN SYKES

Abstract

In this paper we detail the auditing process taken on the World Cup Final Stadium 2022 (80,000 seats), under extensive scrutiny for its high cost estimate. As a result of the efficiencies identified via this method, the client saved 40% on a £2 bn construction cost. Through detailed demonstrations of Dynamo scripts and BIM workflows, this article will pass on lessons learned from this intensive project. The ultimate objective will be to build on best practices used by all parties involved in the design process. The paper is relevant for any architect, programmer, project manager or those familiar with BIM software across the built environment. Adding to the combined BIM knowledge in the industry, the key takeaways discussed here will continue to save thousands of man-hours and millions of pounds for clients and contractors all over the world. The article will also demonstrate how efficient solutions can translate into multiple stadium configurations, including parameters such as seat numbers, bowl shape and pitch size. The authors currently manage AFL Architects’ BIM department, and have been at the forefront of the practice’s BIM innovations. Significant investment in research and development has directly led to procuring larger, more complex and higher-profile projects, demonstrating the fundamental importance of BIM in the UK construction industry.

Keywords

computational design, workflow, BIM, architecture, stadium, auditing, automation, methodology, management