Stuttgart 21 is one of the most important transport and urban development projects in Germany. The focus is on the conversion of Stuttgart's main station from a terminus into an underground transit station and the linking of the existing Mannheim-Stuttgart railway line with the planned new Wendlingen-Ulm section. The concomitant consolidation of the regional transport network, the increase in capacity and the shortening of travel times in the long-distance and regional transport sector are intended to optimize the passenger transport services offered by rail.
Within the framework of this large-scale project, the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH intends to implement the western portal of the Albvorland tunnel on the new Stuttgart-Ulm section using the BIM method - in addition to traditional 2D planning & design. Initially, Arup was involved in the preparation of the employer's information requirements (EIR) for this measure. Subsequently, we were commissioned to undertake the BIM management of the scheme during construction. In this way, the project objectives of the client should be secured in this large and complex transport infrastructure project, the design & planning quality should be optimized and a higher schedule, deadline and cost security should be achieved. The selected BIM use cases are developed together with the various stakeholders and implemented on the site.
Many years of international and interdisciplinary experience
In this project, Arup was able to draw on many years of international and interdisciplinary experience in advising BIM projects in the field of infrastructure construction. The majority of project objectives have already been successfully met.