MTA NYCT Enhanced Station Initiative Program: Innovation in Design Build Information Management, Passenger Modeling, and VR

Chad CorstenNeil Towell

Abstract

The Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) is an ambitious program to rehabilitate and enhance existing New York City Subway stations under an aggressive schedule, using Design-Build contracts. This paper will describe an innovative approach to project information management for the development of concept documents, sharing of information within the project team, and during design and construction, as well as using passenger modeling and virtual reality (VR). Several key software applications and platforms will be discussed, including a project developed dashboard, a collaborative document control system with version-control, a construction management submittal and document control system, a passenger modeling application, and virtual reality (VR) experiences. The paper will focus particularly on the innovative ESI dashboard, a web-based platform developed as a single source for accessing project information. The document control systems were used for contract and construction document production, collaboration and management. The paper will also present the advanced passenger modeling performed with MassMotion and the immersive VR environments used to understand how the confluence of discipline specific designs impact a future user...Continue Reading

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