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How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt

How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt
How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt, © Danica Kus
© Danica Kus

AECOM has published an article detailing the way they helped engineer this year’s Serpentive Pavilion. “A typical building might have between 1-2,000 such steel supports, and it’s estimated that the Eiffel Tower has just over 18,000 steel struts, but the Serpentine’s new pavilion has over 26,000 – each one working hard to lend form and strength…The level of detail nearly brought AECOM’s computer systems to a halt. In fact a system upgrade was required to manage the information.” On AECOM’s website you can read more about the challenges of lighting and fireproofing Fujimoto's complicated structure.

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Cite: Becky Quintal. "How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt" 18 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/403276/how-engineering-the-serpentine-almost-brought-aecom-s-computers-to-a-halt/> ISSN 0719-8884

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