BIM and Cloud Computing Combine to Build the Crossrail


With the Brexit vote fresh in their minds and the city itself considering secession, Londoners may be feeling a bit uncertain about the future of the economy—especially when it comes to large building projects, which are notorious for going over budget.

This could even be a concern for the Crossrail project, which is one of Europe’s largest in-progress construction projects. The massive railway is intended to alleviate congestion across London, with a high-frequency and high-capacity railway running through 62 mi (100 km) of new tunnels from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

However, it also happens to serve as a case study for building information modeling (BIM) in Europe as the largest project as yet undertaken—and according to the website, it’s on time and within budget.

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