MagiCAD is being used by Manens-Tifs for the second phase of the one of Italy’s International Airport renovation and extension project. This project will lead to the doubling of the existing terminal area. Manens-Tifs is one of the top consulting engineering companies in Italy, specialised in sustainability, energy and MEP engineering of large buildings and important structures. The company has three offices located in Padova, Verona and Riyadh (KSA).
The project includes the extension of the Extra Schengen arrivals hall (ground floor) the extension of the Extra Schengen departures hall (first floor) and the construction of a new tower, added to the existing 6 towers. The new tower will be served by two new mobile fingers, connected to the terminal by a fixed jetty
“The preliminary design was developed with CAD methodology while the detailed design instead was developed with BIM methodology,” says Daniel Carta, BIM Manager at Manens Tifs. “The deadline for the delivery of detailed design was very tight. A lot of digital objects (Revit families) had to be developed and created in BIM Models Vision and customised specifically for this project, where the client wanted to be involved in the choice of plant elements (e.g. mechanical equipment, air terminals, fan coil units).”
“In order to create many customized MEP objects for the project, we decided to use MagiCAD – specifically, MagiCreate and generic object library. This way, we created a large number of families in a short time. Moreover, considering the advantage of working with a centralised database, it was possible to create two work teams – while a team was preparing families in MagiCreate, the modelling team was creating elements in BIM models through Install Product tool. Moreover, thanks to the semi-automatic insertion tools of Install Product and Element Guided Connection Tools we succeeded in optimising modelling time. The use of these tools enabled a quick start of the project, which required many customisations when compared to other projects,” explains Daniel.
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