INNOVATION IN ASSET LIFECyCLE INFORmATION mANAgEmENT
Volkswagen efficient space Management
The Volkswagen Group (V W) initiated the efficient Space management project
to establish standardized, global, and efficient space management at 60 sites
worldwide. The goal was to reduce process costs by 50 percent through a
transparent view of plant spaces, building structures, and space occupations.
V W’s holistic approach covered the complete lifecycle.
V W deployed Bentley Facilities, microStation, and project Wise to accomplish
the task. Beginning in Wolfsburg, Germany, the system captured information
from planning through commissioning and operations. This yielded benefits such
as optimizing the space usage ratio to save hundreds of thousands of dollars
and reducing the time for reporting and space inventory by up to 2. 5 weeks. This
success led to global deployment across 30 sites.
Westminster has among the most intense traffic of the United Kingdom,
with a daytime population of more than 1 million people. The city council is
responsible for keeping traffic moving and works to maintain highway assets.
Underground utilities involve more than 20,000 excavations per annum,
disrupting traffic and worsening congestion. moreover, contractors
erroneously dig more than 20 percent of the time.
westminster City Council
London, united kingdom
The city joined with Bentley and others to create Intelligent Trench, enabling
assets to be recorded in a simple, transparent, and precise way. Bentley’s
exor solution provided a hosted website and spatially enabled portal storing
underground asset details, photos, survey reports, and other media. Intelligent
Trench reduced excavations and associated disruptions. Dry digs dropped by 7. 5
percent, covering the cost of marking excavations.