RAIL AND TRANSIT
The USD 2. 1 billion R TD Fas Tracks Eagle P3 project is part of the Denver, Colo.,
Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) initiative to expand and improve public
transit through three commuter lines, a maintenance facility, and 14 stations.
As design lead, Fluor/HDR Global Design Consultants assembled a core team of
210 professionals supported by 300 auxiliary team members scattered across
77 offices in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Project Wise allowed team members to access documents and collaborate in
real time from any location. Fluor/HDR used Project Wise-managed workspaces
to automatically deploy and update a client/project-specific MicroStation
workspace at every location, which saved hundreds of CAD management hours.
Using Project Wise – in conjunction with Bentley Descartes and LEAP CONSPAN
– Fluor/HDR saved an estimated USD 3. 1 million.
Fluor/HDR Global Design Consultants
RTD Fas Tracks Eagle P3 Project
Denver, Colorado, United States
The growth of the South African province of Gauteng is limited by congested
highways and a lack of public transportation. Gautrain proposed a rapid rail link
that connects Tshwane to Johannesburg and Sandton to OR TIA International
Airport. Trains operating at up to 160 kilometers per hour will travel along 80
kilometers of rail to link 11 stations. The system will be integrated with bus
service that will ultimately transport more than 60,000 passengers per hour and
reduce the number of cars on parallel roads by 20 percent.
What made this project possible was appointing a consortium of local and
international companies and awarding a 20-year concession (five-year
construction and development, 15-year operating period) using a public-private
partnership. The size and complexity of the consortium demanded an integrated
document management and control system to ensure reliable collaboration
among all parties. The project team also required a 100 percent secure system
for tendering and procurement, organized electronically.
Gautrain Rapid Rail Link
Johannesburg, South Africa
2012 BE INSPIRED AWARD FINALIST