Finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards: ROAD AND RAIL ASSET PERFORMANCE
Bentley Systems announced the finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards in the category of Road and Rail Asset Performance for going digital advancements in infrastructure:
- CSX Transportation
Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Project Playbook: AssetWise
CSX Transportation operates more than 20,000 miles of track, receiving more than 5,000 requests annually to replace worn rail in the curve sections of the track. The capital planning team reviews each request and approves those that show evidence of poor condition. The team used eight independent data sources to evaluate the condition for each request and stand-alone data silos requiring technology support to extract information, making this manual process arduous and error-prone.
CSX combined data sources into one platform using AssetWise Operational Analytics, providing an interactive visualization of the data that can be manipulated to access embedded asset information for more accurate and efficient decision making. Bentley’s interoperable software enabled seamless integration with the CSX patch rail request system saving significant time and costs. With real-time information access and ability to approve patch rail requests, the team reduced time performing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of annual capital planning reviews, shortening annual patch rail planning by more than one month.
- Illinois Department of Transportation
Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Project Playbook: SUPERLOAD
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is increasing the maximum load limit for auto-issued permits under its Automated Permits System (ITAP) from 250,000 to 300,000 pounds, enhancing the routing capabilities and incorporating additional map layers for improved accuracy and truck parking, such as pinpointing rest areas for trucks to eliminate driving while fatigued. The new requirements and features will expand functionality to increase the number of auto-issued permits, modernize user accessibility to accommodate newer browsers and mobile devices, and improve safety with current road division contact information.
By continuing to use SUPERLOAD bridge analysis web service with the ITAP application, bridge engineers gained confidence in the software to enable an increase in maximum load, reducing 1.5 engineers who manually analyze structures for permit requests each year. The new load weight approval raised automated permit issuance from 98 percent to 99 percent, for a total of 54,600 additional permits annually since 2015. The web-based system reduced the average monthly time for manual permit analysis, saving USD 11,400 per month. Bentley software allowed IDOT to analyze a monthly average of 248,100 state structures and 1,744 Illinois tollway structures, supporting state routes to proactively schedule maintenance; this system increased safety and diminished emergency repairs.
- Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Project Playbook: AssetWise
Nagpur Metro is a USD 1.3 billion urban mass transit project to bring sustainable, efficient, environmentally-friendly transportation infrastructure to Nagpur, India. Upon completion, the railway will be 41.7 kilometers in length and include 40 stations and two depots. As part of its 5D BIM digital project management platform, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) developed an Asset Information Management System to combine engineering and maintenance information and 3D models from disparate systems into a synchronized environment for an asset-centric approach that covers the entire lifecycle of the railway.
The team used AssetWise as the system’s foundation and configured the software to tag and register assets, establish a common naming convention, and extend permissions to authorized users upon full operation of the railway. The interoperability of AssetWise enabled seamless data exchange with Nagpur’s CMMS for effective workflow management. Using iModels offered longevity and open access to the 3D models without any data loss. Using the Asset Information System will extend asset life, increase productivity, improve decision making, and optimize operational performance, saving an estimated USD 222 million over 25 years.
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