The Forder Valley Link Road is a new link between the A38 highway and the area north of Plymouth. The roadway serves as a key infrastructure project, unlocking growth and accommodating new residential, leisure, retail, and health facilities planned over the next 15 years. Balfour Beatty is the main contractor and faced challenges managing diversions and maintaining the flow of traffic throughout construction while avoiding public impact. They realized that it was imperative to simulate the construction sequence based on a 3D BIM model, and needed advanced construction modeling and simulation technology.
They selected ProjectWise to share information among all stakeholders and SYNCHRO 4D to establish a 4D model and digital workflows, determining an optimal construction scenario that would minimize impact on the public and improve traffic flows. Using Bentley software, they generated a high-quality animation close to real-world textures and digitally presented their solution, effectively optimizing stakeholder review.