Future trends of the infrastructure
The second Breakfast Seminar at the new Drees & Sommer offices at Aemtlerstrasse 201 in Zurich was dedicated to infrastructure. After coffee & croissants, Jürgen M. Volm, Managing Director of Drees & Sommer Schweiz AG, welcomed around 60 attendees. The first speaker Marcel Pilger (Managing Director Q Point AG, Langenthal) presented the results of "SmartSite", a research project in which the entire asphalt paving process, from mixing plant to transport and paving to compaction, is controlled digitally. Efficiency increases of between 10% and 25% can be achieved with intelligently networked and partially autonomous construction machines. Meanwhile, SmartSite applications are being successfully used in more and more road construction projects and assist in scheduling, logistics and more economical implementation. The concept of "Smart Site" can also be easily transferred to other line construction sites.
An efficient public transport system has become more important than ever for a functional infrastructure in metropolitan regions. In order to take account of increasing urbanization, the existing rail network in Zurich must also be expanded. From 2026, the urgently needed 4th track will be built at Stadelhofen station. In addition, the Brüttenertunnel will significantly increase the efficiency of the connection between Zurich and Winterthur . Marc Weber-Lenkel (Overall Project Manager Zurich Stadelhofen 4th track) and Josef Sautter (Deputy Overall Project Manager Brüttenertunnel), two top representatives of SSB, gave an up-to-date insight into the projects. The application of the BIM methodology in planning and later in execution ensures the future viability of the two major projects.
The third speaker, Tobias Schütz, Senior Project Partner at Drees & Sommer, presented the innovative, database-supported analysis and audit tool "Project Review Framework" using the example of the deconstruction of a nuclear facility. The focus was on customer added value through transparent presentation of the status quo of the project as well as the project management approaches and BIM maturity level. By using this tool, cost and schedule security can be increased and, in addition, savings, for example in insurance premiums can be achieved.
Afterwards, all the experts responded to the audience's questions in a varied round of discussions. The next Breakfast Seminar on the subject BIM2FM will take place in autumn 2019.
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