Major BIM project: Cologne railway node
More than 440,000 trains and 100 million passengers use the main railway station in Cologne every year. And the trend is rising. There is therefore a need to extend comprehensively the rail infrastructure of the Cologne rail node for local, long-distance and goods transport. This project is named in the 2030 German Federal Transport Route Plan [Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2030] as a high-priority item. The backbone for this expansion is the Cologne-Westspange project.
The order extends over some exceptionally challenging technical engineering services that are to be implemented using the BIM method, used here as a contractually binding element: “As overall planners, this means that we are responsible for all the main work on rail and road transport systems as well as three S-Bahn stations, including technical track equipment and design-related aspects of construction engineering together with project planning and structural planning. In addition, services include BIM alignment, environmental planning, noise and serious vibration planning as well as the planning of construction phases and building operations, all of which form part of the scope of this order”, explains Matthias Klein, Rail Division Manager and Key Account Manager for Deutsche Bahn.
You will find a detailed press release about this to download here.
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