Just three years after its predecessor was burnt down, the Christian Centre’s Jesus Dome has been recognised for its design and structural excellence, being crowned overall winner in the 2019 South African National Steel Awards.
The church will be completed in February 2020 and will open for the first time shortly thereafter.
The architect’s (Elphick Proome Architects Incorporated) vision was realised by Oasys GSA-user NJV Consulting Engineers and Project Managers. In this video, Practice Director Linda Ness explains her team’s approach to the arches, which were on the critical path for the whole project, and the interdisciplinary collaboration that turbocharged the project.
“NJV have been using Oasys GSA for over a decade; it’s our go-to structural analysis software in the office. For the DCC project it was used really effectively sandwiched between geometrical modelling packages: the project REVIT model, and TEKLA steel shop detailing models. We used it all the way through concept development, final design (including arch buckling exercises), and to inform the erection procedure – working closely with the erection team to predict installation deflections and movements of prop towers”.
Congratulations to the team behind the Durban Christian Centre!