• Sectors: Transportation, Rail, Federal Government

Rail Industry Safety Standards Board - Digital Engineering Code of Practice

Australia - This code of practice is to provide the rail industry with a guide to the use of information management standards and technology which would enable them to better manage projects by mitigating time delays, materials waste and cost overruns during the ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) stages of the asset’s lifecycle.

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Digital Engineering Code of Practice for the Rail Industry in Australia

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key stakeholders within Code of Practice Development Group, including key clients, owner operators and consultants throughout Australia
RISSB

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is responsible for the development and management of Australian Standards, rules, codes of practice and guidelines. 

RISSB, in consultation with rail stakeholders, identified the importance of digital engineering and emerging 3D model-based process and technology (BIM) in planning, designing, constructing and managing rail-based infrastructure.

However, RISSB had concerns that current standards, guides, and best practices were contradictory and too inconsistent to ensure the industry was achieving value for money through the whole project lifecycle. In conjunction with industry stakeholders, RISSB decided that a Code of Practice was required to equip the rail industry with the insight and digital engineering tools it needed to move towards the future.

Due to its 100% BIM Program and rail and transport experience, Arcadis was commissioned to create a Code of Practice (CoP) that educated the rail industry about the benefits of digital and modelling technology, and why it should be integrated into existing rail networks.

One of the main challenges of the project was to create a compelling vision of why the rail industry needed to change, and how the Introduction of the 4 digital realities (data, customer experience, platforms and ecosystems) could transform an industry  and help it reduce time delays, materials waste and cost overruns. 
Arcadis educated the client on the importance of the digital twin and the vital role it can play in improving operations, increasing efficiency, and understanding an asset though the whole lifecycle. Arcadis also developed presentations for workshops with RISSB’s cross-industry Digital Engineering CoP Development Group to help the client and key stakeholders understand the capabilities of BIM and digital engineering. 

The Code of Practice has identified that BIM is an emerging 3D model based process technology that will equip the industry with the tools it needs to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.

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Outcomes

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Digital Engineering Code of Practice for the Rail Industry in Australia

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key stakeholders within Code of Practice Development Group, including key clients, owner operators and consultants throughout Australia

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workshops throughout Australia and virtually, facilitated by Arcadis

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