Docklands Light Railway
London City Airport
The extension connects London’s Docklands
Light Railway with an area marked for future
development and London City Airport.
When Halcrow was appointed as designer, it
was clear that a robust document manage-
ment system would be required to facilitate
design interaction between various Halcrow
teams. The alignment and railway systems
were to be designed at one of Halcrow’s
London offices, the viaduct designed and
drafted at its Swindon offices, while infra-
structure and environmental works were
being designed at Cardiff offices and other
Due to open in late 2005, the £ 140 million
Docklands Light Rail Extension (DLRE) is 4. 4
kilometers long and includes four new stations.
Project Wise empowered Halcrow to successfully complete the design for the DLRE in an
ordered, secure, and timely manner. Using
Project Wise, project members could collaborate and contribute effectively, regardless of
their location. More than 12,000 documents
including 2,500 CAD files, all created and
accessed by more than 100 users, were successfully completed in five Halcrow offices.
Ensuring that the right people had access to
the right data at the right time was crucial.
ProjectWise allows team members to be
assigned to groups, whose access privileges
depend on their responsibilities throughout
the document approval workflow cycle. ;
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By showing who has been editing which
files, history tracking also results in better
management of work assignments. Staff can
now define work processes, and communicate about them, far more efficiently.
LSI is now able to enforce a system-wide doc-
ument naming convention and have a consis-
tent vault structure. The design manager can
now focus on the quality of work instead of
spending time looking for drawings and
Finally, ProjectWise enabled the automation
of many work processes, resulting in fewer
errors and greater efficiency. ;
During six weeks in 2002, LSI implemented
Bentley’s Project Wise and trained more than
100 users. Immediately, LSI was able to eliminate redundant project files and reduce its
100,000 files by 75 percent.
ProjectWise allows greater control of file
access privileges, so only the right people
can change and track files. No longer are files
changed without having an audit trail indicating who made the edits. Unmanaged changes
to files, resulting in numerous hours of rework
or even file restores, are a thing of the past.