Using 3D and 4D to Encourage Safer Projects
The Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) East Portal Engineering Team, has been engaged in a safety initiative using digital to improve Working at Heights (WAH). Along with review and discussion of WAH risks and controls, it was demonstrated how a Revizto 3D model can aid in assessment and planning of WAH activities.
RIA is committed to promoting 4D modelling of occupations to encourage positive safety outcomes for the project. This has been so well received that it has been expanded into 4D modelling of non-occupation specific safety training activities.
RIA is planning to invite site teams to the training to promote benefits of digital engineering on site, which is an area that has been historically slow to adopt new technology.
More generally across the Metro Tunnel Project, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) is excited about what the RIA is achieving with digital engineering, initiatives such as the purpose-built room at the project office which has been set up to facilitate productive 3D Design Coordination Meetings.
The alliance has also introduced detailed 4D occupation modelling animations. This is helping achieve RPV’s ambition for the technology to be adopted on the project site but also more broadly across the industry.
“Rail Projects Victoria is excited to work with AECOM to enable the Rail Infrastructure Alliance team to achieve more using digital to enhance our project productivity, safety and collaboration. We are working collaboratively to help improve extensive technology adoption not only on our project site, but also broadly across the industry.”
Michael Brand, Senior Project Manager from the Rail Infrastructure Alliance