Norway's largest joint venture construction project for road and rail is being planned by a project-specific consulting company – using a special-purpose infrastructure planning technology to maximize control on progress and costs.
As the first company in the Nordic region, the Swedish consulting group ÅF has used Trimble's unique alignment planning system Quantm to find the optimal road line for a road project. With 100 automatically generated and rated alignment alternatives to choose from, planning time and construction costs are significantly reduced. The environment, culture sites, fauna, urban constraints, etc. were taken into account.
Working with a holistic view in projects is a strategic principle in Norconsult. Therefore, BIM has become a key measure in their engineering design of civil infrastructure – using Novapoint and Quadri.
The TaaLa road project in Finland – a major upgrade of a 28 kilometres Highway 6 stretch – using a four operators' alliance model and two different design systems – puts the data model functionalities on a real test.
NCC is expanding the Svealand railway line with double tracks on the stretch between Strängnäs and Härad in Sweden. Close collaboration with the design engineers and a strategic use of digital BIM models from the early stages has enabled a smooth and efficient project.
Illustration from Trafikverket.se.
Model-based collaboration across disciplines and project players is a key factor in staying competitive, COWI believes. A holistic commitment to BIM has strengthened COWI as one of the Nordics' leading infrastructure design consultancy companies.
Multidisciplinary BIM modelling of the Maland rail project in Sweden provides better project collaboration and results. Geographically spread design engineers in Gävle, Malmö and Sundsvall are collaboratively designing in Novapoint sharing a joint Quadri model for road, rail, terrain and water/sewer.
Illustration/graphic from Trafikverket: http://bit.ly/1X6f90J
Trimble and Triona are developing a new transport network solution for Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration. The solution is a key part of Trafikverket´s large-scale ANDA project, as is now in its completion phase.
30 years of genuine passion for the planning discipline is making efficient time/distance planning resulting in better rail and road projects in Norway – thanks to a real planning veteran and Trimble´s planning tool TILOS.
Following broad political interest to considerably reduce today´s far too long planning time for infrastructure projects, a new R&D project aims to reduce the engineering time by 50%.