Julio Frois Engenharia was the designer responsible for creating a conceptual scheme featuring automated processes and generative engineering to determine sizing and pricing of a smart sewage pumping station as part of Brazil’s Water and Sanitation Smart Infrastructure Program. They faced technical and coordination challenges among the multidiscipline team and realized that they needed to implement interoperable BIM technology for success.
Julio Frois Engenharia selected OpenBuildings and OpenPlant for compatible, real-time modeling among the different disciplines, providing seamless integration between production and engineering, and eliminating interoperability issues. The solution resulted in an accurate, robust 3D BIM model that is also lightweight and easy to manipulate. The model helped them generate and evaluate numerous design alternatives and optimize decision-making, resulting in numerous project cost savings. Using Bentley’s open applications enabled precise modeling and allowed the team to get a holistic view of the project and potential impacts.