Krause Gateway Center a finalist in AEC Excellence Awards

Krause Gateway Center has been named one of eight finalists in the building category in this year’s AEC Excellence Awards, which honors design and construction teams for their achievements using Connected Building Information Modeling workflows on innovative projects. Winners will be announced at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas on Nov. 14 alongside special guest presentations from industry experts and thought leaders.

This year there were 145 submissions representing 32 countries. First, second, and third place will be awarded in each of four categories — Building, Infrastructure, Construction and Sustainability.

“I’m thrilled with the finalists for this year’s AEC Excellence Awards,” said Nicolas Mangon, Vice President AEC, Autodesk. “The groundbreaking nature of these international projects shows how the AEC industry is rapidly embracing connected BIM technologies. Our 2017 competition finalists truly represent the future of making things for the AEC industry.”

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with OPN and being built by our partners at Ryan Companies, real-time computer modeling has been an integral part of the design process for the new corporate headquarters for the Iowa-based Kum & Go. The six-story, 163,000-square-foot building in downtown Design Moines will feature abundant natural light and numerous amenities including outdoor work areas, fitness room, game room, a large outdoor patio, green roof and underground parking.

The design, though, has required the design and construction team to develop a much more complex and detailed computer model than typical in order to display the numerous complex components — such as a 100-foot tall mast  — accurately and develop unique and highly technical details more efficiently and effectively. Having a single source of data removes the risk of having old information and keeps the entire team on the same page in real-time from Italy to Iowa.