• 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 rivoluzionato la gestione delle informazioni, offrendo un reporting intelligente e consentendo ai manager di risolvere i problemi con un approccio proattivo.
  • Finora Navigator ha facilitato 170 riunioni con più di 1.500 persone sparse in diverse sedi, consentendo una comunicazione e una collaborazione efficaci, articolate intorno a visualizzazioni 3D.
  • Le funzionalità di modellazione 3D di Bentley hanno consentito a Mott MacDonald di sostituire 350 disegni 2D con modelli 3D intelligenti e compositi.
  • "ProjectWise CDE consente a CVBJV di accedere facilmente a informazioni di progetto dettagliate e aggiornate; ha inoltre migliorato e semplificato le approvazioni dei progetti”.

    Chebli Matta CVBJV Design & Engineering Manager Mott MacDonald