The BIM Innovation Awards produced and managed by CitA in association with Irish Building Magazine and proudly supported by BIMIreland.ie saw RPS receive the judges’ special commendation for their work on the M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvement Project in Scotland.
There were four winners on the night:
RPS is part of the multinational consortium (Ferrovial/Lagan/Amey/RPS) collectively responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the project on behalf of the Scottish Roads Partnership.
This £500m project will complete the motorway link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, creating better connectivity, improving safety, cutting congestion and reducing journey times. It involves a 12km section of new dual three-lane motorway and upgrades to 16km of the existing motorway.
The project includes significant improvement works at Raith Junction under live traffic conditions. This element alone involves construction of a new 600m long underpass below the existing roundabout, realignment of the existing roundabout, five new bridges and pedestrian / cycling facilities.
An integrated team approach has been adopted to cover the whole asset lifecycle. BIM has been used as the platform for this integration. An ‘M8 BIM Committee’ which comprises representatives of the designers, constructors and operator has driven collaboration and integration across the entire project team and has brought value to all parties.