Innovation in Rail and Transit
WINNER Hatch Mott MacDonald | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Intelligent Rail Signal Design via 2D Schematics and 3D Models
Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) invested an estimated CAN $150,000 to develop an intelligent rail signal design system that will reduce design
time, improve accuracy, and enable standardization. The system will automate project template creation and streamline basic design checking
processes, as well as provide a single database for content building. The system cuts in half the signal design time.
HMM targeted five functional categories for development: content building through a custom-made promis•e rail signals database; API project
building to enable creation of an accurate 75 percent preliminary design; engineering design considerations with promis•e’s automated checking
tools; documentation detailing design workflows; and SQL Server and Project Wise integration to enable sharing of drawings and access to the
promis•e database. The system reduces design-phase costs by 20-35 percent.