the growth of the South African province of gauteng is limited by congested
highways and a lack of public transportation. As such, the government
realized it had to create a new transportation system to promote growth.
Gautrain proposed a rapid rail link that connects Tshwane to Johannesburg
and Sandton to OR TIA International Airport. Trains operating at up to 160
kilometers per hour will travel along 80 kilometers of rail to link 11 stations.
The system will be integrated with bus service that will ultimately transport
more than 60,000 passengers per hour and reduce the number of cars on
parallel roads by 20 percent.
secure system for tendering and procurement system organized electronically.
Gautrain selected Project Wise as the document management system for
use among all the consortium members. For the tendering process, a unique
customized solution was introduced with five levels of security. All project
team members and design reviewers (specialized engineers; architects; land-use planners; environmentalists; and safety, health, and quality practitioners)
were trained to use Project Wise and required to work within the system.
Multiple redundant systems addressed risks of disasters and errors.
What made this project possible was appointing a consortium of local and
international companies and awarding a 20-year concession (five-year
construction and development, 15-year operating period) using a public-
private partnership. The size and complexity of the consortium demanded
an integrated document management and control system to ensure reliable
collaboration among all parties. The project team also required a 100 percent
Workflows were introduced that imposed a reporting system and formal
quality-control procedures. Bentley solutions were an essential component of
the project management and control system for this large-scale project. As a
flagship project for the South African government, Gautrain is set to change
the way major projects are implemented in this region.