Brisbane, Queensland - Arcadis was announced as a finalist in the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards for the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) Project’s Maintenance Centre.
The Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka was delivered by Bombardier, Laing O'Rourke, and Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.
As a finalist, Arcadis’ NGR Maintenance Centre project team is now in the running for the prestigious Australian Development of the Year and State Development of the Year awards.
The NGR Maintenance Centre is a state of the art facility designed and built as part of a massive $4.4B investment by Queensland Government in public transport. It was developed to not only service and maintain 75 new, high tech passenger trains for the rapidly growing South East Queensland region, but to stay fit for purpose for the next 30+ years.
To ensure the design and construction were equally cutting edge, Arcadis set a new benchmark for the use of Building Information Modelling - or BIM - in infrastructure projects in Australia. BIM, which digitally maps the physical world, has been in use in Australian construction for a while, but for the first time Arcadis developed a unified platform able to integrate seven different design software packages.
A recent international case study of the NGR Maintenance Centre found Arcadis’ innovative application of BIM delivered widespread benefits, including better asset management, cost accounting, environmental performance, productivity, safety and fewer errors.
The Award winners will be announced at the Property Council of Australia’s Gala Dinner at the International Convention Centre Sydney on Friday 5 May.
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