Worksharing on the WestConnex
Aurecon faced a busy 2016 with a range of projects in the pipeline which included the Airport East Precinct and WestConnex projects. Aurecon required a data management and worksharing solution, which proved to be very important on these projects, particularly the WestConnex project.
The Aurecon – Jacobs joint venture were working on stage two of the WestConnex project. The joint venture were given the responsibilities for the design of the roads, tunnels and all other civil elements.
The project included 9 kilometres of new motorway tunnels, widening and realignment of the existing M5 at King George’s road, a large interchange at St Peters as well as 14km of shared pedestrian and bike paths and connections to future projects.
Aurecon had structured the project so that the busy offices would provide support to the quieter design centres with shared work. To achieve this the project needed to adopt an efficient worksharing solution.
Setting up the Solution
The Aurecon – Jacobs 12d team was fairly disperse. Most of the team was based in the Mascot design office near Sydney Airport. Work was also being shared with a number of other locations from Hobart in the south, to Bangkok in the North. Key locations included Neutral Bay, St Leonards, South Brisbane, Auckland and Melbourne.
Creating Flexibility with Worksharing
One of the biggest driving forces behind the Aurecon-Jacobs JV adopting 12d Synergy was the flexibility which it provided. They needed the ability to share and balance workloads across the organisations. Compared to the long commutes and fly-in fly-out system, working with 12d Synergy allows their employees to meet work commitments and reduce as many interruptions to their lifestyle as possible.
“Plenty of users on the WestConnex have reported that they’re really happy to have avoided long commutes and wasted times in airports, hotels and taxis.” – Ed Wilson, Senior Civil Designer
Aurecon’s team have been able to avail themselves to the flexibilities which other industries have been able to do for some time. Employees in remote places such as Far North Queensland and New Zealand can join in on projects, this may not have been possible before implementing 12d Synergy. 12d Synergy has made Aurecon and their 12d staff more sustainable, which is a win-win for all parties involved.
WSP – Aurecon Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project was awarded to Nexus Infrastructure in August 2015 to design, construct, operate and maintain the 41 km bypass. Engineering firms, WSP and Aurecon formed the APB TSRC Joint Venture to deliver the detailed design for Nexus Delivery.
Aurecon and WSP implemented 12d Synergy data management capabilities to share and manage a wide range of geospatial data. This included 12d Model data, SWMM data, GIS data and project tasks, enhancing collaboration between the design teams.