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Kennedy Interchange Reconstruction (Section 1 of the Louisville–Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project) Kentucky transportation associates
The reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange in downtown
Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest of six sections of the Louisville–
Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project. With a primary
goal of improving cross-river mobility for the Louisville–Southern
Indiana region, this reconstructed junction of I- 65, I- 64, and
I- 71 will serve 300,000 vehicles per day.
All four major design firms standardized on Bentley’s
MicroStation and InRoads, so the project was effectively
coordinated. The modeling and rendering capabilities
of the software enabled the creation of accurate, detailed
flythrough and drivethrough 3D visualizations, providing
the design team and public with a better visual representation
of the project. Project Wise was used to facilitate project
collaboration among the multiple agencies and design firms
involved in the project and allowed centralization and easy
access to roughly 20,000 files.
Introduction of a Data Management System ovares nederland B.v.
With 1,200 employees, Movares is the market leader in
railway engineering in the Netherlands. At one point, 350
signaling engineers, 200 construction engineers, and 650
other consultants, project managers, quality surveyors, and
miscellaneous other professionals all used a variety of data
management systems. As a large consulting and engineering
operation, the structure had become complex and included 60
different disciplines involved in about 6,000 projects a year.
By implementing Bentley’s Project Wise collaboration system,
Movares has seen five major results: accessibility to information
is faster; data quality is better due to more uniform processes;
communication between partners and among inside constituents has improved, document security now provides for a
secure vault for proprietary information, and document handling
is seamless and transparent to the user.