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Metro Manila Subway Project Among the Finalists in the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems Inc., a leading infrastructure engineering software company, announced on September 19, 2022, the finalists in the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.

One of the finalists is the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) Phase 1, initiated by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to ease traffic congestion and provide safe, reliable transportation for the National Capital Region.

The Philippine government awarded the general consultant contract for the construction of MMSP Phase 1 to the Japanese consortium Oriental Consultants Global (OC Global).

MMSP Phase 1 traverses six cities and includes 13 underground stations and a train depot covering 28.8 hectares above ground. The route starts at Mindanao Avenue – Quirino Highway in Quezon City and ends in FTI, Taguig City, with a proposed depot in Brgy. Ugong, Valenzuela City.

The scale of the project presented communication and coordination challenges that current applications failed to address. Thus, the project team at OC Global realized that the implementation of collaborative BIM workflows, proactive risk management, and cost monitoring would require a connected data environment be established.

Leveraging ProjectWise and ComplyPro, the project team developed a common digital engineering system and a single source of truth, enabling real-time data sharing that optimized collaboration to save 5,000 resource hours within the project’s first six months.

Combined with SYNCHRO for construction simulation, Bentley’s integrated technology solution identified and resolved 50 clashes, eliminating rework, shortening the project schedule, and saving costs. The successful BIM implementation has already achieved a return of investment of over US$600,000.

The Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure is an annual awards program that honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users who are advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.

All projects nominated are judged by an independent panel of jurors, using criteria specific to each category. The finalists demonstrate excellence and digital advancements in their respective award category.

The winners will be revealed on November 15 during the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure celebration in London, U.K.

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