2016 National Infrastructure Awards—Smart Infrastructure Project Award
The 2016 Smart Infrastructure Project Award has been awarded to Bombardier and Laing O'Rourke for their New Generation Rolling Stock Project (NGR).
The Award was presented by the Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, at the 2016 National Infrastructure Awards dinner, hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia on Thursday 14 April 2016.
The $4.4 billion NGR Project involves the delivery of 75 six-car trains for the South East Queensland passenger rail network and the construction of a state-of-the-art purpose-built Maintenance Centre at Wulkaraka, Ipswich. The Maintenance Centre includes all necessary specialist equipment to service and repair the new trains for the next 30 years.
The NGR was delivered under an Availability Payment Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Queensland Government and a Bombardier-led consortium. Building Information Modelling (BIM) was utilised from the design phase, through to the construction stage at the Wulkaraka Project Site.
A number of benefits were gained from deploying a range of BIM software packages and other supporting tools on the project. Benefits often led to improved outcomes and higher customer satisfaction, including: improved communications, improved data and information management and better coordination.
The use of BIM on the construction of the NGR Wulkaraka Maintenance Centre contributed to the successful and early delivery of the project.