Clayton has a wealth of design experience on projects of varying scale and complexity across a number of design offices both nationally and abroad. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Civil) with 1st class honours from Monash University. Clayton has boundless enthusiasm to explore new and sophisticated methods of working, leading the implementation of parametrics and digital workflows on a range of iconic and award-winning projects. Clayton played a lead Structural Engineer role on the Optus stadium delivering bowl steelwork engineering packages from Concept through to Construction documentation. He was also largely responsible for the structural consultant coordination of openBIM workflows and facilitating handover of LOD300 steelwork models to shop fabrication.
The newly built Optus stadium in Perth Australia, a world-class 60,000 seat multi-purpose modern day coliseum, set new industry benchmarks in the application of open BIM and digital engineering collaboration. Pivotal to the successful integration of design disciplines in the fast track programme, was the project team’s innovative approach to digital collaboration – an open BIM strategy around IFC model exchange that allowed for equal benefit and collaboration to all involved, independent of design discipline or trade. This provided significant benefit to the project and client, resulting in increased design coordination and collaboration but at the same time lessening the burden of the increased deliverable requirements on the Contractor. The open format approach to BIM also enabled the Structural Engineering team to align their modelling processes with the downstream needs of the Contractor and facilitate handover of LOD300 structural steelwork models to the steel fabricator in their native software platform, Tekla Structures, for direct progression to the next level of detail. This provided the Contractor with the agility to advance procurement, shop detailing, and construction in programme critical work fronts whilst design and modelling could co-develop between consultants and steelwork shop detailers. Optus stadium opened to the public, three weeks ahead of construction schedule, in January 2018. The stadium was recently awarded 2018 winner of the Australia and New Zealand Tekla BIM Award in the Sports and Recreation category for the modelling collaboration work undertaken in Tekla Structures.
- Gain an insight into the pre-planning and strategic formulation of BIM implementation to LOD500.
- Understand how openBIM implementation can provide greater value for ALL project collaborators.
- Learn how the integration of Parametrics & Digital design tools with TS can enhance BIM delivery.