Bane NOR & COWI are optimizing their railway project in Bergen using Novorender. This initiative will save 40,000 truck trips annually on the Bergen-Oslo route, promoting sustainable transportation.
Bane NOR and COWI are optimizing their railway project in Bergen using Novorender. This initiative will save 40,000 truck trips annually on the Bergen-Oslo route, promoting sustainable transportation.
BaneNOR is the Norwegian government agency responsible for the railway network. They use Novorender along with COWI to modernize Nygårdstangen freight terminal and the Bergen-Fløen double track (NBF). Novorender acts as the central BIM viewer hub, gathering data from various sources.
COWI is a leading consulting engineering company involved in numerous global and Norwegian projects. They chose Novorender to support their Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) methodology and ICE meeting methodology.
Integrations & Features
Common Data Environment (CDE) – BIM 360
Autodesk BIM 360 is used as a CDE as a central repository where the construction project information is situated. It is the single source of information for the project, and is used to collect, manage, collaborate, and share project information with the project team. By integrating this with the Novorender open APIs, all this information will be automatically synced daily. The relevant files from BIM360 (left hand side of the image below) can easily be selected into Novorender (Right hand side of the image below). This streamlines systems and processes used within and between the Bane NOR and all sub-contractors.
When the CDE is updated throughout the project lifecycle, Novorender will make sure the participants always are looking at the latest versions. This will enhance collaboration and increase security and the auditability of data.
BCF – BIM Track
Streamline the BIM communication, collaboration, and coordination processes with BIM Track in Novorender. Collect all comments and issues from BIM Track, and view them directly in Novorender for the whole team to get access. For every issue, all comments and resolutions are automatically retrieved from BIM Track. You can also create/resolve/close issues and comments back to the BIM Track platform. This creates a powerful visualization tool, where you can combine all your issues and comments together with the contextualizes 3D data. The two-way sync makes it possible to perform a thorough evaluation of decisions when needed. Get an overview at any time, from anywhere, even from your phone. Stop exchanging files with outdated lists and work seamlessly together from a single source of truth.
2D together with 3D
With Novorender, participants can view the latest versions of project data, enhancing collaboration, security, and data auditability. Additionally, 2D drawings can be viewed alongside the 3D data.