Common Data Environment will give RTA accurate information for operations and maintenance of Metro

Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority has deployed Bentley solutions to create a common data environment (CDE), which will support operations and maintenance for the Dubai Metro.

The RTA’s CDE is built upon Bentley’s ProjectWise and AssetWise and will significantly impact the project through creation of a SSOT for all project data; with data structured in with RTA’s standards and practices, including BS 1192. The technology will also ensure quality, consistency, and mobility of models and data produced by the RTA’s supply chain, in line with its BIM standards and manuals, and accelerate feedback to RTA’s supply chain to streamline project workflows and better coordinate on deliverables. The solution also enables provision and access to structured, accurate, and trusted information throughout the CAPEX and OPEX phases, ensuring information value is retained.

The RTA is using the Route 2020 Metro extension project as a pilot for the the business transformation approach, with Bentley as a strategic partner and provider of its CDE, a core requirement for BIM Level 2.

“The RTA believes that Bentley’s CDE solution is the best overall implementation of a ‘central information store,’ and provides us with a comprehensive digital representation of the physical asset,” said Ahmed Dwidar, Engineering Support Manager, Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority.

“Our implementation strategy is focused on enabling better outcomes through better decision making informed by a better quality of information,” added Salah Al Dilimi, Rail Infrastructure Maintenance Section Manager, Rail Agency, Roads, and Transport Authority.

About Dubai Metro
The Dubai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in United Arab Emirates. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with one more line being constructed. These first two lines run underground in the city center and on elevated viaducts elsewhere.

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