The infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems, Inc. has named a number of projects from Southeast Asia, India, and Japan as finalists in its 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.
The yearly awards program recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Bentley software users who have advanced infrastructure design, construction, and operations globally. 36 finalists were chosen from over 300 submissions submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries in 12 categories by eleven independent jury panels.
The following are the projects from SEA, India, and Japan, named as finalists for the 2022 Going Digital Awards:
Facilities, Campuses, and Cities
Project PLATEAU: Japan’s Largest 3D City Model Project
Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Numazu City/Kaga City, Shizuoka Prefecture/Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Project PLATEAU: Japan’s Largest 3D City Model Project. Image courtesy of Kokusai Kogyo
The goal of Project PLATEAU is to create the largest-scale 3D city models in Japan and make them available as open platform data for managing smart cities and urban activities. To produce 3D models with an unprecedented level of detail for 17 cities across the country, Kokusai Kogyo chose MicroStation.
Bentley's software increased productivity, cut down on resource usage by about 50%, and gave users a platform to easily model the massive amount of point cloud data. The technology produced incredibly accurate 3D models, enabling simulations that were more realistic than was previously conceivable and encouraging the management of smart cities across Japan.
Semantok Dam Project
PT Hutama Karya (Persero), Nganjuk, East Java, Indonesia
Semantok Dam Project. Image courtesy of PT Hutama Karya (Persero)
PT Hutama chose ContextCapture and SYNCHRO to carry out reality modeling and building simulation in order to develop a dam that would lower flood discharge, guarantee water availability, and increase regional agricultural yield by 186%.
For fast, cost-effective management, they provide a real-time awareness of field conditions and an all-encompassing project overview when integrated using their information management system and GIS tools.
The foundation and quarry problems were fixed with PLAXIS, saving a total of USD 3.8 million in possible rework. The construction schedule was cut by 183 days thanks to Bentley's integrated digital solution, which also serves as the framework for managing digital assets throughout operations and maintenance.
Process and Power Generation
Modernizing Bakun Hydroelectric Plant with a Digital Twin
Sarawak Energy Berhad, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Modernizing Bakun Hydroelectric Plant with a Digital Twin. Image courtesy of Sarawak Energy Berhad
At the Bakun Hydroelectric Plant, the largest hydroelectric facility in Southeast Asia that Sarawak Energy took ownership of in 2017, a digital twin pilot project was started. Sarawak Energy produced high-resolution 3D reality models using ContextCapture and MicroStation, cutting the time it took to create the designs by 70%.
PlantSight offered improved asset visualization and seamless connectivity with third-party platforms by integrating Bentley's open 3D modeling apps. By enabling remote plant operations, the digital twin system may possibly eliminate 30% of the need for on-site staff. By combining the digital twin with asset performance solutions, Sarawak anticipates cutting expenses associated with operations and maintenance.
Rail and Transit
Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) - Phase 1
Oriental Consultants Global, Metro Manila, Philippines
Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) - Phase 1. Image courtesy of Oriental Consultants Global
The Metro Manila Subway Project will offer dependable, safe transportation while reducing traffic congestion. The project team created a unified digital engineering system and a single source of truth using ProjectWise and ComplyPro. This enabled real-time data sharing that improved cooperation and resulted in a saving of 5,000 resource hours during the project's first six months.
Bentley's integrated technology solution discovered and resolved 50 clashes in conjunction with SYNCHRO for construction simulation, reducing rework, streamlining the project timeline, and lowering costs. An ROI of more than USD 600,000 has already been realized through the effective BIM deployment.
Integrated High-speed Rail & Station Jakarta-Bandung
PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA), Bandung, Jakarta - Bandung, Indonesia
Integrated High-speed Rail & Station Jakarta-Bandung. Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA)
There will be less traffic between Jakarta and Bandung thanks to a 143-kilometer high-speed train. WIKA created a connected digital ecosystem and a single source of truth by utilizing Bentley's open civil design, reality modeling tools, and digital twin technologies. This allowed for dynamic modeling and the creation of an intelligent digital twin.
The integrated solution accelerated construction by six months and saved USD 185 million in construction expenses by streamlining workflows, increasing productivity, design quality, and calculation. The project establishes a standard for creating open digital building blocks for Indonesia's integrated public transportation system.
Design & Construction of Tunnel and Underground Station at Krishna Park of Delhi MRTS Phase-IV
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited, New Delhi, India
Design & Construction of Tunnel and Underground Station at Krishna Park of Delhi MRTS Phase-IV. Image courtesy of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Twin-bore tunnels, an underground station, and structural design of twin tunnels are all part of the Krishna Park project. The project team used PLAXIS and STAAD to assess and model the soil, building, and tunnel structures while also monitoring and simulating structural loads and excavations activity.
Before starting work on-site, Bentley's integrated BIM technologies enabled real-time model revisions and improved workflows, saving 1,000 labor hours and related expenses. The team optimized the structural design by cooperative computer modeling and analysis, cutting the quantities of concrete and steel reinforcements by 250 megatons and roughly 1,500 cubic meters, respectively.
Surveying and Monitoring
SG Digital Twin Empowered by Mobile Mapping
Singapore Land Authority, Singapore
SG Digital Twin Empowered by Mobile Mapping. Image courtesy of Singapore Land Authority
The 3D mapping of the entire country was started by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA). SLA chose Orbit 3DM to handle and integrate the massive amount of point clouds and images, and after creating a digital twin, which enabled data sharing between numerous users using cloud-based resources.
Rapid mobile mapping utilizing Bentley's technology saved SGD 26 million and a year in collection and processing time as compared to conventional mapping techniques.
The digital solution creates a sustainable, collaborative digital twin which can be utilized for various planning objectives, enhances data availability by 50%, and enables reliable data extraction.
Water and Wastewater
Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP)
Jacobs and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, Singapore
Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP). Image courtesy of Jacobs
The Tuas Water Reclamation Plant was built with energy efficiency and water recovery in mind. Jacobs made the decision to use the Bentley iTwin technology, which created a web-based digital world and a single source of truth, allowed real-time access to a digital twin, and saved over 100 hours each month.
This automated information extraction, enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and teamwork of engineering. By creating a networked digital platform, construction and project delivery were improved, and digital capabilities were optimized, expediting workflows. A smooth transition towards digital asset management for maintenance and operations is made possible by the digital twin.
Utility Development and Management for Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL)
Larsen & Toubro Construction, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Utility Development and Management for Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL). Image courtesy of Larsen & Toubro Construction
Through a piped system, this project will provide 3,032 houses with access to potable water, sewage collection, and a recycled water network. In order to optimize the network configuration, Larsen & Toubro Construction used OpenFlows and STAAD to simulate and analyze various hydraulic operating situations as well as to undertake structural design and analysis on 125 distinct structures.
In comparison to nine months utilizing a manual procedure, Bentley's integrated technology solution enabled the team to finish the engineering works in six months while saving 80% of the engineering resource hours. Collaborative digital processes were established to reduce rework and eliminate conflicts, increasing productivity by 25%. By putting in place digital monitoring systems, smart utility management will be able to do remote operations and maintenance.