The Belje Winery project involved an 8 month process comprising structural design, detail design, workshop documentation and execution which were all done in a continuous work flow. We were asked to take over an existing design in progress and reduce steel construction costs without exceeding the deadline, to ensure the vintage and large impending harvest of grapes would not be wasted.
At the point we were introduced to the project, the building contractor was already preparing the site, hence precise coordination was essential for the success of the project.
A complete revamp of the original design resulted in an alternative approach to construction that helped the contractor fabricate and erect the construction quickly and with ease. It was thanks to our expertise in cutting edge structural steel software that we were able to coordinate, develop and send detailed designs including 690 (of a total of 2760) corresponding workshop drawings to the steel fabricator within 3 weeks of beginning the project.
The greatest challenge was to maintain worker efficiency on site while resolving structural and architectural issues.