• Mott MacDonald

    Thames Tideway East

    London, England, United Kingdom

Project Summary

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a GBP 4 billion design-build project initiated to address the overflow from London's Victorian-era sewers and meet environmental standards. It is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. The design must include 10 kilometers of tunnel works running 70 meters below central London and six shafts in public view. Mott MacDonald needed to implement an effective communication, collaboration, and assurance strategy for successful completion as this project comprises 12 design disciplines, numerous supply chain companies, and many stakeholders.

Mott MacDonald, the lead designer for the Tideway East contract, brought together information from all disciplines in intelligent, composite 3D models. This collaboration eliminated the need to create 350 traditional 2D drawing deliverables. The various design disciplines can view the design in a traditional 2D format while still having an easily navigable, data-rich 3D model at their fingertips. All project information is centrally stored and shared through ProjectWise, making it easy to run analyses, reporting, costing, progress reporting, and risk visualizations. Additionally, Navigator enabled easy, remote collaboration.

Once completed, the project will reduce sewage overflows into the Thames and improve water quality. Using Bentley applications, the design team now has a connected data environment that 16 contractors working remotely can use to access documents 80 percent faster. The team's pioneering, model-based delivery method has increased productivity by 30 percent, shortening design delivery time by six months. Engineers can find information online in minutes rather than spending hours sifting through paper. Also, Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration system made weekly meetings with contractors and stakeholders around the 3D models easier, improved communication, reduced rework, and reduced travel time and cost.

ProjectWise enables real-time design collaboration with 16 organizations involved in the project. All work is collated into coordinated, composite models so everyone can work with the latest approved design files, minimizing costly rework and helping the team produce deliverables on time. Navigator enables remote, interactive, weekly BIM advancement coordination meetings around the composite 3D models, which teams across Europe can review and mark up. Currently, it has facilitated 170 BIM advancement meetings attended by more than 1,500 people.

Project Playbook: AECOsim Building Designer, LumenRT, Pointools, ContextCapture, MicroStation, Navigator, ProjectWise, STAAD
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  • ProjectWise ha revolucionado la gestión de la información y habilitando la generación inteligente de informes y la resolución proactiva de problemas por parte de los gerentes.
  • Hasta la fecha, Navigator ha facilitado 170 reuniones a las que han asistido más de 1500 personas en varias oficinas, lo que ha permitido una comunicación y colaboración eficaces en torno a las visualizaciones en 3D.
  • Las capacidades de modelado 3D de Bentley permitieron a Mott MacDonald sustituir lo que habría requerido: 350 productos finales de dibujo en 2D por modelos en 3D compuestos inteligentes.
  • "ProjectWise CDE permite a CVBJV acceder fácilmente a información detallada y actualizada del proyecto, así como a aprobaciones de diseño mejoradas y simplificadas".

    Chebli Matta CVBJV Design & Engineering Manager Mott MacDonald