When Shijiazhuang required a new, 100-kilovolt substation to support growing its power needs, Hebei Electric Power Company decided to make it a pilot project for BIM design and comprehensive energy demonstration. They tasked Hebei Huizhi Electric Power Engineering Design with using BIM methodology, as well as improving quality and safety and integrating the design into the surrounding environment. Their first choice for design software could not meet the design and construction requirements, so they sought a better solution.
They determined that Bentley applications could help them create models, lay out cabling, and understand the full environmental impact of the project on its surroundings. They detected and resolved clashes, guided the construction process, and facilitated operations and maintenance. By working in a collaborative environment, they shortened the design time by 30 days and reduced costs.