The Port of Melbourne Rail Transformation project aims to reduce truck movements across Victoria by providing new on-dock rail terminal capacity, new road and rail infrastructure, and improved rail terminal operations. WSP was responsible for completing the final design within 12 weeks, including a preliminary design submission at the six-week mark. The limited time between these key milestones presented information management and collaboration challenges. WSP realized that their traditional approach using multiple platforms would be insufficient and that they needed to establish a connected data environment.
They selected Bentley applications to create a cloud-based platform, providing a single source of truth for all users to access, visualize, and share key project information in real time. Their implementation reduced 2D drawings, automated 3D model coordination, reduced rework, and streamlined stakeholder communications, saving 475 hours and realizing a total return on investment of 67.31%, or AUD 43,500.