Precision and Timely Execution in Sweden’s Underground Metro Project

We Strand Deliver: Precision and Timely Execution in Sweden’s Underground Metro Project

In the depths of Sweden’s subterranean world, where precision and efficiency reign supreme, a remarkable project has emerged, earning recognition as a nominee for the esteemed Trimble Tekla National Award 2023. Known as the “We Strand Deliver” project, it exemplifies excellence in construction, combining intricate design with flawless execution to contribute to the nation’s underground metro and tunnel network.

Unveiling the Challenges

Embedded within the intricate network of underground passages and transport arteries, the “We Strand Deliver” project faced a myriad of challenges. At its core lies the mega column, a structural masterpiece comprising footing, columns, and a beam. However, this beam is no ordinary structure – its irregular hexagonal shape with reduced sizes on both ends, coupled with slopes on top, presented a formidable obstacle for the project team.

Confronting Complexity with Precision

Navigating the complexities of underground construction required a delicate balance of expertise and innovation. With heavy reinforcement and a complex rebar arrangement, the structural integrity of the beam was of paramount importance. Every longitudinal bar inclined, reducing the beam’s cross-section and adding to the intricacy of the project. Clash issues in 2D detailing threatened to impede progress and compromise the project’s success.

Leveraging Tekla for Success

Enter Tekla Structures – a beacon of hope amidst the challenges. While the project had already been outlined in 2D drawings, the rebar drawings lacked the depth needed to understand rebar placement and congestion fully. Mandating Tekla Structures for rebar modeling proved to be a game-changer, offering unparalleled insight and efficiency.

Tekla’s rebar modeling capabilities swiftly resolved clash issues and anticipated field challenges in the primary modeling stage. By utilizing Tekla Structures, the project team was able to circumvent rebar congestion in the field, minimizing wastage of steel and optimizing resources. The unique capabilities of Tekla Structures facilitated the execution of rebar modeling for the irregular hexagonal profile of concrete, complete with slopes on all edges of the beam.

A Testament to Excellence

As the “We Strand Deliver” project nears completion, it stands as a testament to the transformative power of precision and timely execution. Through collaboration, innovation, and unwavering dedication, the project team has overcome formidable challenges to deliver a masterpiece of engineering.

Conclusion: Celebrating Achievement

As we celebrate the journey of the Trimble Tekla National Award 2023 nominee, we are reminded of the indomitable spirit of human achievement. In the face of complexity and uncertainty, precision prevails, paving the way for a future defined by progress and possibility. May the “We Strand Deliver” project serve as inspiration for generations to come, propelling the construction industry towards greater heights of excellence and innovation.

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