Over 450 tonnes of complex multi floored, faceted, sloping cranked structure. In fact it was very difficult to see day light through the steel surrounding the open Auditoriums centre.
Many of the columns and support beams sat on anti vibration pads with the Building topped by a cantilevered parapet Services structure. Site survey information from electronic drawings was imported into the model to ensure accurate positioning. All drawn, checked and issued on time.
Built to span a railway, the bridge not only curved in elevation but was also faceted on plan. The large spliced bridge girders had plated internals supported on trestles reminiscent of Victorian Viaducts, rivets replaced by bolts. Tied in its length by a studded deck the bridge also required a complex barrier system which needed to conform to the relevant Highways standards.
Galvanised sheet protection was also incorporated at a later stage and detailed in 2D over the ‘footprint’ of the hot rolled model for accuracy