A new, 3,000-ton-per-day gold concentration plant is being built on the Jinshan Gold Field, the largest gold mine in Jiangxi. The project presents a tight schedule, compounded by complex design and integration issues. Changchun Gold Design Institute is responsible for overall development and needed a BIM solution to coordinate design, prevent clashes not considered in their prior 2D methods, and improve construction efficiency.
They selected ProjectWise, OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, and OpenRoads, given their user simplicity and greater practicability than other BIM design products. With streamlined collaboration and design management, they saved costs, reduced the procurement cycle, and shortened construction. The dynamic visual 3D model improved client understanding and enabled clash detection, reducing design changes and rework on site. Compared to prior 2D design, the BIM solution decreased overall design time by 10%. The project establishes a benchmark for BIM in the future and a foundation for developing a digital twin and smart mine.