Innovative digital design delivery for rail link project in Manchester, UK

Brian Duguid, Jason Hyde, Howard Pullan
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering, March 2018, ICE Publishing
  • DOI: 10.1680/jbren.16.00012

Innovative digital design delivery for rail link project in Manchester, UK

What is it about?

The paper describes how the detailed civil engineering design for the Ordsall Chord project was delivered using innovative digital approaches. It describes the unusual collaborative approach adopted integrating the engineering designers with the steelwork fabrication subcontractor, and describes how the UK's first bridge to be designed and built without conventional steelwork drawings was delivered.

Why is it important?

The collaborative digital design delivery methods are believed to be the first time these arrangements have taken place in the UK.

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