SDS/2 Software Solutions for
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
When the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is completed, the 123,000-square-foot multi-functional facility will serve as the home for the college’s basketball and volleyball teams.
The design-build project to build the stadium incorporated state-of-the-art processes to streamline design and construction. Unlike traditional building projects that rely on paper-based documents, this project was governed by the architectural, engineering, precast and joist models.
Working from the engineering model, Virtual Steel Technologies, Inc. constructed the model in SDS/2 Detailing. All subsequent information — such as elevations, slab edge, stair and mechanical openings, and joist and deck coordination — were derived and coordinated from the governing models.
The project partners also relied on a full virtual approval process. Using SDS/2 Approval, the various approving authorities were able to approve the model in real time. Each design team member logged on to a real-time, cloud-based SDS/2 model for instantaneous communication and approval through the model, fast tracking an approval process that took days, rather than weeks. This allowed fabrication and erection to take place almost simultaneously.