The Silvertown Tunnel is a new infrastructure being built under the Thames River in east London, UK. The design includes a 1.4-kilometre twin-bore road tunnel under the River Thames as well as 0.6-kilometres of access ramps.
The two-bore road tunnel will connect the Tidal Basin in the Royal Docks and the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel in the Greenwich Peninsula on the south side. The tunnel will facilitate public transport connections between the two sides of the river.
TfL (Transport for London) has awarded Riverlinx SPV the contract to finance and supervise the design, construction and maintenance of the Silvertown Tunnel in 2019. Riverlinx CJV is a joint venture that brings together the international expertise of three civil engineering and construction companies, Ferrovial Construction, BAM Nuttall and SK Ecoplant.
Construction is scheduled for completion in 2025.
One of the main challenges of the team that worked through all phases of the project is to get different software to communicate and create an integration system to share information and ensure interoperability.
The implementation of the combination of software such as Bexel, Vcad, Autodesk and Power BI has enabled the creation of dashboards containing data from the project’s BIM files linked to information on construction progress. The automatic creation of Power BI templates was made possible by Vcad for ACC, the integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud. Using ACC to manage BIM files allowed easy access to the data in the BIM models precisely with a view to analyzing and controlling such a large amount of information.
This methodology made it possible to summarize information from each phase of the project and to relate BIM model and data from other sources, particularly but not limited, to data analysis, clash detection and quantities analysis.
Quality Control (IFC + VCAD + Power Query + Power BI)
Quality Control (HTML Reports + VCAD + Power Query + Power Bi)
Approximately 63000 total files were used in the two-year design stage, including 13000 .dgn and 14000 .dwg and Revit files in addition to 29 designers. The use of digital technologies resulted in large savings in terms of CO2 emissions, resources used for the design and risk management stages, and then in general, for costs.
Ferrovial Construction has developed a working platform that allows its Bim Team to work on BIM files and asset data management for information creation, analysis, approval and distribution.
The video below shows in more detail the workflow processes adopted by Ferrovial Construction for the SIlvertown Tunnel Project.
Project delivery information Management – Riverlinx CJV
Silvertown Tunnel – Ferrovial Construction