Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Leverages Common Data Environment to Advance Integrated Transportation for Expo 2020 and Beyond

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Leverages Common Data Environment to Advance Integrated Transportation for Expo 2020 and Beyond
27 November 2017 -
  • Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Leverages Common Data Environment to Advance Integrated Transportation for Expo 2020 and Beyond
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is in charge of the planning and provisioning of an integrated transportation system with the ability of attaining Dubai's vision of risk-free and smooth transport for all. As one of RTA's calculated and primary business systems, its Rail Agency was produced to supply all modes of railway transportation and to assist reduce congestion within Dubai. Confronted with an absence of a single source of truth for info relating to the operation and maintenance of the world's lengthiest driverless metro, it initiated a business transformation program to boost its performance in launching, preparation, designing, managing, preserving, and operating of all its rail networks. Via the execution of finest methods for configuration management (CENTIMETERS), collective information management (CIM), and constructing details modeling (BIM), all provisioned on a typical information atmosphere (CDE) made it possible for by Bentley technology, the RTA prepares for a reduction of 12 percent in time and effort of managing its capital jobs and 10 to 15 percent of upkeep expenses within 3 years of implementation.

As the first major entity within the government of Dubai to recognize and undertake such a BIM transformation, the RTA has actually established a robust vision and method that gave the foundation for a four-year guidebook to fulfill and surpass the UK government's Level 2 BIM maturity. To help with the application of CENTIMETERS, CIM, and BIM processes and standards within the application plan, the RTA selected its “Route 2020” Project as a pilot project, and involved Bentley as a strategic partner and provider of its CDE, a core demand for BIM Level 2.

The “Route 2020” Project is a 15-kilometer extension of Dubai Metro's Red Line from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station to the Expo 2020 site in Dubai South (previously called Dubai World Central), a self-contained city that presently consists of Dubai's Al Makhtoum International Airport Terminal. The 15-kilometer project includes 11 kilometers of raised and 4 kilometers of underground sections, 7 terminals (5 raised and two underground), through areas occupied by around 240,000 people.

RTA's CDE is built upon Bentley's ProjectWise and AssetWise and will dramatically affect the project in the complying with methods:
- Creation of a single source of truth for all project data.
- Data structured in accordance with RTA’s standards and practices, including BS 1192.
- Ensured quality, consistency, and mobility of models and data produced by the RTA’s supply chain, in line with its BIM standards and manuals.
- Accelerated feedback to RTA’s supply chain to streamline project workflows and better coordinate on deliverables.
- Provision and access to structured, accurate, and trusted information throughout the CAPEX and OPEX phases, ensuring information value is retained.

" The RTA believes that Bentley's CDE option is the most effective general application of a 'central info shop,' and gives us with a comprehensive digital depiction of the physical asset."

Ahmed Dwidar, Engineering Support Manager, Rail Firm, Roadways and Carry Authority

" Our implementation strategy is focused on enabling much better results via better choice making informed by a much better quality of information."

Salah Al Dilimi, Rail Facilities Maintenance Section Manager, Rail Agency, Roadways, and Transportation Authority.