For the first time information modelling is used to design the entire metro lines

“Mosinzhproekt is actively applying information modeling technology (IMT) to create prospective lines of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“This is the first time that the holding’s experts are using information modelling technology to design the entire metro lines. Each unified information model of the metro line contains graphic information and all the detailed design documentation for the stations, running lines and tunnel maintenance facilities”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, designers are working on five stations and running lines of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya Line, as well as ten stations and running lines of the Biryulyovskaya Line.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that information modelling was also used in the construction of the ZIL station and the running line from it to the Krymskaya station on the Troitskaya Line currently under construction.

“A special feature of metro station complexes is a large number of different equipment and utilities. For example, besides general ventilation, air conditioning, power and water supply, which are installed in most industrial and civil buildings, tunnel ventilation, various types of communication, railroad automation and telemechanics, systems of computer-based dispatcher control, and others ensure stable operation of the metro. Meanwhile, all the equipment should be placed in a limited space, and designing in a unified information model enables to deal effectively with this problem”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

Mikhail Nadot, Acting Deputy Director for Engineering of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that IMT enables all project designers and then builders to work at the same time in a common environment. This improves the level of interaction and enables to avoid errors and clashes, and accelerate the turnaround time.

“Creation of the metro facilities places high demands on the IMT models being created. The information modelling plan contains detailed objectives of the technology, organisational functions of the staff, modelling process maps, collaboration and quality control procedures, necessary resources, structure of the digital models and the project implementation strategy”, said Mikhail Nadot.

Recall that the commissioning of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya Line will improve transport services for a number of districts in Moscow and link the dynamically developing area in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye with the stations of the Big Circle Line.

Creation of the Biryulyovskaya Line will improve transport services in the south and south-east of Moscow. The radial line will go through seven districts: Danilovsky, Nagatinsky Zaton, Moskvorechye-Saburovo, Tsaritsyno, Biryulyovo Zapadnoye, Biryulyovo Vostochnoye, and Pechatniki.