- MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited
400,000 ton/day Water Supply Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Project Playbook: AECOsim Building Designer, AutoPIPE, Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, Navigator, OpenPlant, ProjectWise
The Jinqiang Shouan Water Plant in the Wenjiang District of Chengdu, China is a CNY 350 million engineering, procurement, and construction project that was initiated to help resolve the water shortage in the area. MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited was the general contractor responsible for design, construction, and operations. MCC implemented a collaborative 3D digital design strategy using Bentley’s BIM applications to provide a solution for the complex piping system and pool structure, numerous design materials and interfaces, and multiple design disciplines.
The team used ProjectWise as the connected data environment to streamline workflows. Bentley’s interoperable modeling applications facilitated integration with coding and factory prefabrication technology to produce accurate bills of material, shorten project duration, and improve quality of deliverables. Navigator helped identify and resolve more than 200 potential clashes to achieve zero collisions during construction; eliminating rework saved 8 percent of construction time and 2 percent of project costs. Bentley software optimized modeling and collaboration to boost design efficiency by 20 percent, shortening the design cycle by one month.
- Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC
Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment plant and auxiliary project
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Project Playbook: AECOsim Building Designer, ContextCapture, LumenRT, ProStructures
Covering 532,000 square meters in Wuhan, Hubei, China and serving nearly 2.5 million people, the Beihu Sewage Treatment Plant is the largest sewage treatment plant being built in China. The CNY 88 million project involves complicated building and pipeline construction for 31 single buildings and 11 major categories of electromechanical pipelines. Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. of CREC was responsible for constructing the main structure of each unit and pipeline installation, and the team used Bentley’s BIM and reality modeling applications for 3D modeling and construction management.
Using unmanned aerial vehicles and ContextCapture enabled efficient and accurate earthworks calculations, saving seven-to-ten days’ time per square kilometer, compared to traditional global positioning system measurements. The 3D information model of the sewage treatment plant generated in AECOsim Building Designer resolved complex construction issues and optimized the construction scheme, which is estimated to save about CNY 2.3 million in construction management costs. Modeling steel rebar structures with ProStructures improved extraction efficiency and accuracy expected to save approximately CNY 1.7 million in material costs. Creating 3D animated visual renderings with LumenRT effectively guided the construction team to shorten the construction period by approximately 121 days, saving about CNY 1.3 million.
- Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon PV Cells & Modules
Kutch, Gujarat, India
Project Playbook: AutoPIPE, MicroStation, Navigator, OpenPlant, ProjectWise, Pro Steel, STAAD
The USD 6 million 1-gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing project requires continuous and reliable production of ultra-pure water (UPW) 24/7, 365 days a year. As the world’s largest supplier of UPW systems, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions (SWTS) was retained to provide design, engineering, and commissioning services for the plant in Gujarat, India. Faced with a complex piping and cable system requiring multiple disciplines to work simultaneously within a tight timeline, SWTS relied on Bentley’s integrated 3D modeling and analysis applications.
The team used OpenPlant to model the entire 130-kilometer piping layout for the plant, and STAAD.Pro and AutoPIPE for finite element and piping stress analyses. Navigator facilitated clash detection and collaboration among the numerous disciplines and with the construction team on site to quickly resolve potential issues prior to construction. Using Bentley’s technology solutions increased modeling productivity by 10 percent and shortened the project schedule by 60 days. The software enabled accurate bills of material extraction, reduced engineering resources, and avoided rework, optimizing design efficiency and accuracy to achieve a high-quality deliverable that saved USD 70,000.