A Norwegian sports complex is getting a makeover with the help of Reality Computing. Located on the outskirts of Oslo in Langhus, the 250-acre Langhus AIL sports club plans to upgrade and expand several existing facilities, and also build a new 3,000-seat outdoor soccer stadium, a 40,000 square-meter clubhouse and activity center with a pool and water park, and 4 outdoor soccer training fields. The project also includes 2 kilometers of new roads including a new 350-meter highway bridge, 3.5 kilometers of new pedestrian and bike paths with culverts and bridges, a parking garage, and three outdoor parking lots.
Sweco—a Scandinavian engineering, architectural, and environmental consulting firm—used model-based processes, Reality Computing, and Autodesk software to develop the conceptual plans for the expansion project.
Capture -- The firm used scanning and photogrammetry techniques to capture existing conditions of the site and the buildings, and ReCap software to process data from a terrestrial laser scanner and digital images from a camera mounted on a drone. This reality-captured data served as a reference and backdrop for Sweco’s conceptual design.
Compute -- The firm also imported survey, terrain, and GIS data into AutoCAD Civil 3D to determine suitable building sites, estimate earthworks, and develop preliminary site plans. Revit was used to model some of the existing structures and planned structures, and cloud-based tools in Autodesk A360 were used for project collaboration and data sharing.
Create -- Project visualizations were particularly important during the early phase of the design process for client reviews, public outreach, and fundraising. For example, the team used InfraWorks software in meetings with the client and local officials, enabling them to easily navigate the model, zoom into areas of interest, and quickly try out design alternatives based on feedback during the course of the meetings.
In addition, InfraWorks was used to create an animated movie file of the project that accurately reflected the real world with the conceptual design proposal visually layered on top of it. This file is being used to help local politicians, the media, cultural organizations, and local residents better understand the project. It is also being used by the sport club to attract potential investors, as well as new members and member organizations such as the Football Association of Norway and the Norwegian Swimming Federation.
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