AECCafe Weekly Review August 17th, 2017

The Admiralty Integrated Station & Sha Tin to Central Link project is the expansion of an existing station on the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system.

As one of the interchange stations on Hong Kong’s busy MTR network, Admiralty Station will need to accommodate 2 new railway lines, the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) and the South Island Line (SIL), making it the first 4-line interchange in the Hong Kong MTR system. This project was further complicated by a demanding construction schedule.

Syntegrate, a consultancy specializing in the application of computer-based technology in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry, was responsible for implementing Building Information Modeling, or BIM, on this project. The team utilizes BIM Modeling and Management software tools and provides specialty services to assist in master planning, architectural design, project management, construction, and operations of the built environment.

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Throughout the expansion of Admiralty Station, which involved construction directly beneath the existing metro lines, the daily operations of the trains had to continue without interruptions. Therefore, in addition to the demanding construction schedule, the operational constraints imposed by the existing station meant that it was necessary to formulate and accurately execute a highly detailed construction plan.

Syntegrate responded to this challenge by utilizing CATIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. They visualized construction procedures and periodically incorporated up-to-date as-built models into the BIM environment. With this innovative approach, they produced accurate quantity take-offs, optimized the flow of logistics, and verified construction processes for all stakeholders.

As a result, Syntegrate delivered the following value to the project:

  • Successfully assisted the main contractor to develop constructible method statements throughout construction
  • Effectively used the as-built data in the BIM system to analyze and precisely coordinate subsequent construction
  • Improved construction strategies, safety measures, and work procedures through the use of BIM
  • Produced accurate calculations of resource levels and construction costs to assist in planning
  • Visualize and optimize upcoming work to improve space utilization on a very constrained site

With Syntegrate’s help, the 3D model enabled construction workers on-site to foresee subsequent processes.

The project stakeholders could also anticipate issues and opportunities early so they could make adjustments in a virtual environment to reduce risk.

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