The designers of the Samuel Chao Chung Ting Science Museum used BIM computational design tools to rapidly optimize the project’s complex geometry, allowing them to meet a tight deadline.

The spirit of discovery

American physicist Samuel Chao Chung Ting won the Nobel Prize in 1976 for his pioneering work in particle physics—and his groundbreaking ideas have continued since. To honor Ting’s lifetime of discovery and his ancestral roots in Shandong Province, China, Chinese leaders decided to build the Samuel Chao Chung Ting Science Museum in Shandong Province. The architects at China Architecture Design Group, tapped to design the museum, were determined to create a design that reflected Ting’s ingenuity and spirit. Taking advantage of the computational design power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools helped to make that possible.

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