22 May 02
Irish road consultants collaborate using Arenium
Irish highway consultant, M C O'Sullivan, has bought five Arenium collaborative software systems from Infrasoft, as a cornerstone for its work on the design of the N6 dual carriageway/motorway in Galway. Commissioned by Galway County Council and the National Roads Authority underpinned by the National Development Plan, the N6 project covers Constraint Study, Route Selection and Preliminary Design. This project involved the modelling of five route options totalling 334km of dual carriageway for route selection, and is currently under going the preliminary design on the preferred route. The route also includes the modelling of five grade-separated interchanges and a relief road, along with the design of approximately 40 bridges. Geometric design for the project will be undertaken at M C O'Sullivan's Dublin office, supported by project teams in four offices in Cork, Dun Laoghaire and Galway. According to the company, Arenium, which allows real-time sharing of three-dimensional designs by all members of the project team, regardless of location, will play a vital role in the co-ordination and communication between the various project managers, designers, and contractors.