I supervise a team of around ten drafters tasked with part of the Hinkley Point EPR reactor building (England). On this project, more than 300 people, including more than 130 from Egis, are currently mobilised on the production of models and detailed engineering drawings of the future power plant, working out of two floors of the Montparnasse Tower in Paris. This group is supplemented by teams from Lyon, Poland, Romania and Tunisia.
I have been at Egis for nearly 3 years and have also worked on the EPRs of Flamanville and Taishan.
Using BIM to model rebars in 3D format brings additional complexity, since the software imposes new constraints. We must also adapt to the new construction methods adopted on the project. Traditionally, rebars are installed on site, then the concrete is poured in. Here, the contractor has opted for the prefabrication of rebar cages and installing them in the definitive location afterwards. This has a direct effect on how we draw up our detailed engineering plans.
It is a very rewarding experience to work on a project of this scale. I feel that I am improving from both a technical and a human perspective.