May 31, 2011, Updated September 12, 2012

An Israeli architectural simulation system is being used to help build one of the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament that is set to take place in Brazil.

Brazilian organizers asked Ziggurat Systems to develop a coordination model that could show architectural plans in 3D and locate possible faults at the early stage of the architectural design, while coordinating between all the different engineering systems in the building.

“Our technological system for illustrating projects and helping in their construction is also operated in the IDF and Defense Ministry,” said Ziggurat Systems’ CEO Yariv Kafri.

According to Ziggurat’s blog, the $1 million project will “identify the ideal, clash free route for the new conduit and avoid days of wasteful ‘trial and error’ in the field.”

The stadium is slated to be used as the home stadium of Brazil’s Corinthians sports club after the World Cup is over.

Ziggurat Systems was founded in 2002 and is based in Shefayim.



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