The same winning approach was adopted for the Ex-Fater Towers project in Pescara. In this case, the idea of interoperability was interpreted and applied in two different ways. First, the flow of information between the different disciplines involved in the project was guaranteed, which is a fundamental aspect also for interventions on existing buildings like in this case. Workflow optimization was achieved by creating a single Revit model shared between the various designers. Second, the most innovative technologies were exploited to optimize the interchange between the various specialized software required by the different design aspects.
For the second application, the Ex Fater Towers project, three different software were used: Midas Gen for FEM modeling and structural calculation, Revit for general construction, and Tekla Structure for reinforcement construction details. Interoperability between these was possible thanks to a special Midas Gen plug-in, able to import and export the FEM model in Revit, and the implementation of the standard IFC format used to transform the Revit model into Tekla for defining the reinforcements. The following images show the BIM model realized in Revit and then exported in Tekla Structure for construction planning.