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
The pressure was on to create a series of world-class venues in time for the
illustrious event. Many companies were involved.
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 –
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;
central water feature, Homebush Bay;
- the Archery Marker and Bennelong Road
- pedestrian bridges, paved areas and light towers.
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.
“12d Model has proved to be an excellent tool for handling
extremely large project models,” said a spokesperson for Abigroup.
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