Think of Paris, and most people conjure up images of the picturesque center, home to just over two million people. But greater Paris’s population is more than 12 million, and one of the fastest growing in Europe. To keep the city moving and thriving economically requires a new approach to transportation and infrastructure. And that’s precisely what the Grand Paris Masterplan aims to achieve.
It’s the largest infrastructure project in Europe for the last ten years, covering 200 kilometers of new track and 68 new stations. Coordinating all that activity while keeping the city’s existing transport moving is a huge challenge.
Among the first major investments in the Grand Paris masterplan are new red and orange subway lines. Working closely with will the Grand Paris Authority, ARTELIA and BG, Arcadis is involved in all project and program management services, providing technical advisory, as well as managing the interfaces with other parts of the Parisian transportation system. To coordinate that activity successfully, Arcadis has introduced Building Information Management (BIM) tools and technology.
BIM enables all parties involved in delivering the Masterplan to coordinate their activities, collaborate more effectively through shared data and a common view of progress and schedule work to minimize disruption and delays. It’s delivering a masterplan for the Masterplan, that will help the city of Paris build a transport network fit for the 21st Century, keep citizens moving and enhance the quality of life for all Parisians.