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Norwegian technology to enable 3D railway modeling

30/04/2024, 12:13
Norwegian technology to enable 3D railway modeling
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Before constructing new rail infrastructure, the entire project is planned out in a digital model. The Norwegian Rail Administration (Bane NOR) has entered into an ongoing four-year agreement with the Norwegian company Novorender for an entirely new BIM system.

BIM stands for Building Information Modeling, entailing the planning of new infrastructure projects in a standardized digital model containing all relevant data. This allows for smart and economical construction planning.

Less Manual Work

The new system will enable Bane NOR to view, manipulate and extract information about different objects in BIM models. When contractors plan projects in BIM, this data can seamlessly flow into Bane NOR’s internal systems and databases.

– This will make our work much easier. It increases the quality of infrastructure data, cuts down on drawing production and manual work, and can provide significant time and cost savings going forward, said Kristin Lysebo, BIM Manager at Bane NOR.

Novorender started in 2016 with the goal of simplifying the use of BIM models by automatically compiling and presenting data from multiple systems in an intuitive way. The Norwegian company has its origins in Stavanger.

– From an ICT perspective, this procurement is very exciting. The technology is developed in Norway and has its roots in the gaming world. For us, this means incredible performance, technology choices rarely seen in our sector, operational stability, and many exciting opportunities, said Ola Vikland, Enterprise Architect at Bane NOR.

The translation was written by an AI system, though the original text was authored by a human.

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