Abraham-darby Sports and Learning Community
Telford, United Kingdom
In 2008 BDP commenced design of the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning
Community in Telford, United Kingdom. The development combines an academy
with central auditorium, a primary and nursery school, and a leisure center with
swimming pool. The complex enjoys panoramic views of the Ironbridge World
Heritage Site. Each building has its own unique character yet each is visually
and architecturally linked to form a cohesive campus.
BDP relied on Bentley Structural, STAAD.Pro, GenerativeComponents, and
Project Wise Navigator to design the elegant, timeless, and innovative
buildings. The complex groundworks were modeled in Bentley Structural. The
academy’s exposed structural features, feature truss, skylon, and feature
stair were designed in S TAAD.Pro and imported directly to Bentley Structural.
GenerativeComponents helped shave 30 percent off roofing costs.
DP Architects Pte Ltd
ProjectWise distributed design Management
DP Architects has offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, Thailand,
and United Arab Emirates. Once Project Wise was in place, the architects
in Singapore were able to farm out production work to regional offices that
had spare manpower resources and were able to check on the progress of
production work in real time.
Better control over the quality of work in regional offices could be exerted
from the head office, and design data and best practices could be shared. The
reduction in travel costs for one project amounted to more than $50,000. The
total savings for the firm for projects that used the system amount to around
$500,000 each year.