GroupBC appointed to provide Common Data Environment for the BMB JV on the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Posted by GroupBC on 28/06/2016

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GroupBC appointed to provide Common Data Environment for the BMB JV on the Thames Tideway Tunnel

(GroupBC, Reading, UK – 28 June 2016) – GroupBC has been appointed as the Common Data Environment (BC CDE) solution provider for the joint venture between BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, who have been appointed by Tideway to deliver the West section of London’s new ‘super sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Valued at £416 million the six kilometer ‘West’ section of the 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel will run from Acton in West London to Fulham in South West London incorporating seven separate work sites along the route. Works will include design, construction, commissioning and maintenance following construction completion.

BC was chosen as the Common Data Environment (BC CDE) to ensure a fully integrated joint venture team approach delivered by a proven solution that ensured maximum usability.

During the first stage, existing documents were migrated from both Balfour Beatty and Tideway systems into the BC CDE, a key component of the Semantic BIM Platform that facilitates document management and project collaboration, with workflows configured to the project standards and processes.

The Tideway West joint venture has implemented the BC BIM module, and the next stage will consider the process management module – BC Assure. Both modules will enable the teams to make best use of latest technology on the project, reducing risks and errors at an early stage and reducing costs.

GroupBC CEO Sanjeev Shah commented: “We are delighted that the BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty joint venture has chosen GroupBC solutions for this high profile project. The joint venture partners recognise that BC delivers highly user friendly and configurable solutions, backed by an experienced professional services team who can work tirelessly to ensure smooth and rapid implementations.”

Upon completion, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will ensure the capital’s sewer system is fit to support its projected population for at least the next 100 years, and will tackle the issue of discharges of untreated sewage that currently enter the River Thames on a regular basis.

The new tunnel will be the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.

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