New Generation Rollingstock Depot: Case Study Report

Utiome, Erezi, Mohamed, Sherif, Sanchez, Adriana X., & Hampson, Keith D. (2015) New Generation Rollingstock Depot: Case Study Report. Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, Perth, WA.

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Abstract

This report summarises the findings of a case study on Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) Project carried out as part of SBEnrc Project 2.34 Driving Whole-of-life Efficiencies through BIM and Procurement. This case study is one of three exemplar projects studied in order to leverage academic research in defining indicators for measuring tangible and intangible benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) across a project’s life-cycle in infrastructure and buildings.

The NGR is an AUD 4.4 billion project carried out under an Availability Payment Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the Queensland Government and the Bomabardier-led QTECTIC consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation, John Laing, ITOCHU Corporation and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments. BIM has been deployed on the project from conceptual stages to drive both design and the currently ongoing construction at the Wulkuraka Project Site. This case study sourced information from a series of semi-structured interviews covering a cross-section of key stakeholders on the project.

The present research identified 25 benefits gained from implementing BIM processes and tools. Some of the most prominent benefits were those leading to improved outcomes and higher customer satisfaction such as improved communications, data and information management, and coordination. There were also a number of expected benefits for future phases such as:

• Improved decision making through the use of BIM for managing assets

• Improved models through BIM maturity

• Better utilisation of BIM for procurement on similar future projects

• New capacity to specify the content of BIM models within contracts

There were also three benefits that were expected to have been achieved but were not realised on the NGR project. These were higher construction information quality levels, better alignment in design teams as well as project teams, and capability improvements in measuring the impact of BIM on construction safety. This report includes individual profiles describing each benefit as well as the tools and processes that enabled them. Four key BIM metrics were found to be currently in use and six more were identified as potential metrics for the future. This case study also provides insights into challenges associated with implementing BIM on a project of the size and complexity of the NGR. Procurement aspects and lessons learned for managers are also highlighted, including a list of recommendations for developing a framework to assess the benefits of BIM across the project life-cycle.

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ID Code: 90815
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Whole-of-Life-Efficiencies, New Generation Rollingstock Depot, BIM benefits, Procurement, Asset Management
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2015 22:50
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 01:13

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