The Victoria Station Upgrade Project is a $925 million improvement and
expansion of one of London Underground’s busiest stations. Used by more than
80 million passengers each year, the station has been experiencing passenger
numbers that have outstripped its capacity, causing severe congestion and
delays. A significant construction challenge is the station’s central London
location, in the midst of historic buildings, other important structures, and
BIM ensured a fully coordinated, multidisciplined design that will reduce
ambiguity during construction. Project Wise ensured that all design team
members were developing their designs in tandem using a single source. The
contractor has committed to maintain BIM through the construction phase
so the client will ultimately receive an asset that can be used for lifecycle
maintenance and operational modeling.
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Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) solutions were used to create
a geospatially correct object-oriented 3D model of the existing station.
Project Wise was used to manage the massive amounts of data and the
collaborative BIM process. STAAD.Pro was used for structural analysis.
Bentley’s interoperable applications accelerated information sharing across
project teams in multiple locations, minimizing waste and cost overruns.