INNOVATION IN ROADS
Scott wilson India Pvt Ltd
nH48 re-engineering designs
In the state of Karnataka, India, national Highway 48 links the coastal city of
mangalore with the state capital of Bangalore. To improve capacity and safety,
the national Highway Authority expanded the 77-kilometer, two-lane road to
a dual two-lane highway. Scott Wilson India developed detailed engineering
designs, including highway alignment to a design speed of 100 kilometers per
hour, bypasses for two towns, and 106 bridges and culverts.
Using project Wise reduced errors by enabling collaboration, which saved 20
percent in construction costs. mXroAD was used to design and refine the
alignment and allowed for multiple alternatives to adjust for hydrological
constraints on flat terrain and optimize earthwork on rolling terrain. m XroAD
also ensured updates were reflected in final drawings and deliverables. The 3D
capabilities reduced design cycle time by 40 percent.
SECON Private Limited
lidAr survey for Flood Assessment
Secon conducted a liDAr survey of a flood-affected area in order to quickly
generate an accurate 3D model. Given the high temperatures and difficult terrain
in the survey area, the project team restricted the land survey to ground control
points and conducted the rest of the survey by aerial liDAr data acquisition.
microStation was used to carry out rapid yet accurate 3D model liDAr data
processing. The system proved to be stable, scalable, and customizable for this
purpose. Using microStation reduced the liDAr data processing time by at
least 60 percent. The survey was accurate within 15 centimeters.