To alleviate traffic on Georgia’s only transportation link across the country’s east and west regions, a 13.04-kilometer expressway will connect the capital city of Tbilisi and port city of Batumi. Located in a mountainous region featuring a variety of engineering disciplines and structures, the project presented complex site conditions and coordination difficulties amid a short construction period. The project team sought to digitalize data and workflows, establishing collaborative BIM standards.
They selected ProjectWise, OpenRoads, OpenBridge, and MicroStation to establish an open, connected data environment and design the roadway in a unified platform. Linking the BIM model with the construction schedule, they achieved digital construction management that saved over EUR 300,000. They shortened the project cycle by 5%, as well as minimized errors, material waste, and rework to save 5% in total engineering costs. It is the country’s first integrated highway project supporting full lifecycle BIM application.