American Water undertook this GIS-hydraulic model integration project to
facilitate long-term hydraulic model maintenance by establishing procedures
for creating a 1: 1 relationship between the hydraulic model and GIS. The goal
was to reduce the time and effort spent updating the hydraulic model from the
continuously changing GIS so that up-to-date models can be used for planning,
design, analysis, and operational studies.
ID Modeling worked with ArcGIS and WaterGEMS to streamline American
Water’s model development workflow, improve GIS/data management and
mapping, standardize the GIS data model, develop specific topologic rules,
create an hydraulic model template, and develop a first GIS-integrated hydraulic
model. Once everything was configured, the actual procedure to update the
model from the GIS took 10 to 15 minutes.
Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd
Northern Network Pipeline Project
As a member of a broad alliance, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) undertook the
planning, design, construction, and commissioning of about 48 kilometers
of underground, reverse-flow pipeline in Queensland, Australia. In light of
anticipated population growth, KBR’s project goal was to help protect the
region from drought by improving the current water supply infrastructure and its
ability to sustainably service its users.
Bentley’s promis•e was used to create all instrument control, electrical
drawings, and documentation associated with the pipeline infrastructure rollout.
KBR delivered its project services on schedule with standardization of design
drawings. The company estimated that it saved about 7 percent in labor and
time for the production of the instrumentation control and electrical drawings.