Using BIM for infrastructure construction
Less traffic congestion, reduced environmental pollution and a green tunnel ceiling: the Nuremberg cityscape will undergo positive change over the coming years with the intersection-free upgrading of the Frankenschnellweg (Franken Freeway) between the city limits and the Dianaplatz (Diana Square). Schüßler-Plan was commissioned as part of a consortium to provide planning services for the tunnel and its associated drainage structures. The City of Nuremberg decided to employ the BIM method and is using it to implement a forward-looking recommendation by the Reform Commission for Major Projects of the German Federal Minister of Transport.
Planning services for tunnel and drainage structures
The construction scheme concerns the intersection-free upgrading of the Frankenschnellweg (FSW) in Nuremberg between Rothenburger Strasse and the Otto-Brenner Bridge. Along this section the FSW is divided into an underground and above-ground level. The underground level comprises the construction of an approx. 1,800m-long road tunnel using the open construction and mining method, with two structurally separated tubes and two traffic lanes in each direction. The above-ground level serves to take the incoming and outgoing traffic flows to/from the city. The project encompasses the reconstruction of the existing Rothenburger and Schwabacher road junctions with the Frankenschnellweg and the new construction of a 4-lane city access road (the 'Neue Kohlenhofstrasse').
In close coordination with the construction workflow of the tunnel, various drainage installations must be installed or modified. A total of three kilometres of noise barrier walls has been planned for the above-ground level.
City of Nürnberg, Service Öffentlicher Raum (SÖR)
new construction of a road tunnel with a length of approx. 1,800m and a railway embankment crossing with a length of approx. 60m
reconstruction of the existing Rothenburger and Schwabacher road junctions with the Frankenschnellweg and the new construction of a 4-lane city access road
Services provided by Schüßler-Plan
Tunnel, shoring, noise barrier walls, supporting walls
Project planning for civil engineering structures; service phases 2, 3, 5, 6
Project planning for traffic installations; service phases 3, 5, 6
Structural planning; service phases 2, 3, 6
Services pursuant to construction site regulations
BIM application cases
The following BIM application cases were performed on the basis of the 3D modelling in line with service phase 3: