Hatch uses Bentley tech for Keeyask Dam project
tricity each year. The hydroelectric energy produced will be integrated into Manitoba Hydro’s electrical system for use in Manitoba and for export. As a concrete structure, design and placement of reinforcing steel is critical. Charles McGowan, at Hatch, said, “The complex shapes and sheer complexity of rebar placement in hydro projects made the design process more labour intensive with significant manual design and checking required. ProConcrete handled parametric standard rebar requirements quite well and automated this process considerably.”
Using 3D modeling on this project enabled the team to easily manage the design changes necessary during the construction phase. Accurate 3D models were provided to contractors early in the project, and then updated on a regular basis. This enabled the contractor to increase the quality of planning and estimating.