The State Highway 161 phase 4 project in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a
four-lane, 6.5-mile tolled roadway with 45 bridges and two major interchanges.
The $416 million project is the north Texas Tollway Authority’s first design-build
project. Aecom is the lead design team and subconsultant to the contractor. All
major design elements had to be completed 15 months after notice to proceed.
CONNECTINg PROJECT TEAmS
sH 161 phase 4
Dallas, Texas, united States
Using project Wise for cAD file management, quality control, and document
storage, Aecom coordinated 12 outside subconsultants and connected
210 users in 22 offices throughout the United States. With project Wise the
company saved more than $838,000 in travel, review cycles, and document
management and coordination costs, returning 22 times the original investment
on this project alone.
Based in Spain, ApIA XXI performs services in engineering, construction,
technology, and development for the private and public sectors throughout
europe, latin America, the middle east, and north America. Working for U.S.
departments of transportation (Do Ts) proved challenging as each state used
different cAD standards and design software. To partner with local consultants,
the design team in Santander, Spain, needed new tools and workflows.
APIA XXI, S.A.
connecting project teams in two continents
Santander, Spain, and Texas, united States
A $600 million roadway project for Texas Do T prompted ApIA XXI to adopt
GeopAK, the agency’s chosen design software. In addition, deploying
project Wise eliminated problems with inconsistent standards, plan conflicts,
and lost updates. With 62 engineers in Spain and 32 in Texas, ApIA XXI has
generated 4,000 plans and saved 6,000 man-hours on this one project.