Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Sydney 2000 Olympics

ClientSydney OlympicsLocationAustralia, NSW

Project Summary

They were "the best Games ever", and it is fitting that Australian-developed software played a key role in the construction of many of the venues and infrastructure which contributed to the success of the much-lauded Sydney 2000 Olympics.

The Challenge

The pressure was on to create a series of world-class venues in time for the illustrious event. Many companies were involved.

The Solution

4d Model, now known as 12d Model, was used by principal consultants and contractors such as Abigroup, Connell Wagner, Walter Construction Group, Sinclair Knight Merz, SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation) and Daracon Engineering for the construction of the Athletics Centre, Hockey Centre, Newington Olympic Village, the Regatta Centre – Penrith, Stadium Australia, the SuperDome, the Tennis Centre, the Sydney Showground and the Velodrome – Bankstown.

The software also was used for:
- the Homebush Bay Infrastructure which included the main boulevarde and major roads;
- all of the inground services – water, power, communications, gas – associated with putting that infrastructure into place;
- the northern water feature, Fig Grove;
- the central water feature, Homebush Bay;
- the Archery Marker and Bennelong Road intersection;
- pedestrian bridges, paved areas and light towers.

For one of the major facilities, the fully covered Sydney SuperDome built by civil construction giant, Abigroup Contractors, 12d Model ensured on-site quality assurance checking of all steps in the construction of Australia’s largest indoor sports and entertainment centre. Architectural and engineering service models were fed on-site into a 12d Model to ensure construction of the arena went according to plan.

The Result

“12d Model has proved to be an excellent tool for handling extremely large project models,” said a spokesperson for Abigroup.

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