• Reconstruction of Shijiazhuang Heping West Road, West Secondary Ring to Luquan Road

    Comprehensive Branch Institute of Tianjin Municipal Engineering

    Reconstruction of Shijiazhuang Heping West Road, West Secondary Ring to Luquan Road

    Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

Project Summary

Project

The CNY 1.9 billion reconstruction project includes bridges, interchanges, and overpasses along an 8.4-kilometer stretch of Heping West Road, traversing city streets, a water division channel, and railway in Hebei’s largest city, Shijiazhuang. To compare and select bridge scheme considering span, constructability, and suitability for the surrounding environment required complex design and analysis among a multi-discipline engineering team. Tianjin Municipal Engineering (TME) needed a collaborative BIM methodology to determine a cost-efficient solution adaptable to the demands of a developing cultural city.

Solution

TME used Bentley BIM advancements to model design alternatives and analyze various schemes taking into account bridge height and span, structural integrity, spanning arrangement, interchange layout, and geological conditions. Using ProjectWise as the collaboration platform enabled the multi-discipline project team to communicate the design intent, visualize the options, exchange design documents in real time, and make changes quickly and efficiently.

Outcome

Implementing a collaborative BIM methodology using Bentley software improved work efficiency, shortening design time by about one week. The ability to perform collision inspection minimized risk associated with height clearance and land occupation. Bentley’s flexible, interoperable modeling and analysis software enabled TME to accommodate the complex project challenges, streamline workflow, and produce quality designs to optimize construction.   

Software

Bentley’s integrated modeling technology provided TME a collaborative environment facilitating an efficient, quality design process. Using Bentley BIM processes allowed the project team to model and analyze various design alternatives, communicate design intent, and visualize options. The ProjectWise platform streamlined workflow, enabling the team to exchange design documents, and make changes quickly and efficiently, in real-time, shortening design time by approximately one week. 

Outcome/Facts
  • The reconstruction of the 8.4-kilometer stretch of Heping West Road in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, includes the complex design of bridges, interchanges, and overpasses that meet the demands of a growing cultural city.
  • To determine the bridge and interchange scheme for this CNY 1.9 billion project, TME’s multi-discipline team implemented an integrated BIM methodology using Bentley BIM advancements for modeling and analysis, and ProjectWise as the collaboration platform.
  • Bentley software’s interoperability allowed the project team to model design alternatives, communicate design intent, and exchange up-to-date design documents in real time, improving production efficiency and shortening design time by about one week.
Quote:
  • “Bentley has the most efficient BIM software in the municipal industry at present. Its special whole works solution can greatly improve the working efficiency of municipal engineers. The person who grasps the BIM technology in the future will stand out in this industry.”

    Hu Zhequing Engineer Comprehensive Branch Institute of Tianjin Municipal Engineering