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Design of a Rail Maintenance Facility on Iconic Metro Project: Grand Paris Express

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    The Grand Paris Express (GPE) is a major automated metro infrastructure project in Paris, with a new 200-kilometer tunnel line. The maintenance site (depot) is a key structure in a limited space inserted into a dense urban environment. This situation leads to numerous challenging conflicts between the rail and building design. In this class, we will share Systra’s experience on project Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, and show how BIM can be used for rail infrastructure design. You will also discover how BIM can be effective for track alignment, utilities, hydrology, catenary, and telecom when interfacing with architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services. BIM has been used on this project to facilitate data exchange—especially between a civil design with AutoCAD Civil 3D software and architectural design with Revit software—but also to improve 3D coordination and design review. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover BIM for typical rail infrastructure workflows
    • Understand data exchange and interoperability between Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • Learn how to implement a BIM process for a depot (industrial site, maintenance site for metro)
    • Learn how to implement coordination and design reviews