MRT Corp bags international awards for SSP line engineering design

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  • Monday, 28 Aug 2017

MRT train moving toward Kajang from Kuala Lumpur City Centre on first day opeartion after the Prime Minister launching MRT Sungai Buloh -Kajang lanetoday.. AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has won two awards, recognising the company for adopting the latest technology in engineering design and geographical information system (GIS) for the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line.

The awards were presented during the Asia Geospatial Excellence Awards 2017 which was held in conjunction with the GeoSmart Asia 2017 Conference in Putrajaya on Aug 22-24.

MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said the company was honoured to have been recognised for its efforts in adopting the latest technology in the design and construction of the Klang Valley MRT project.

“The MRT project has always been pushing the boundary and setting benchmarks in various aspects of project development.

“We are one of the first in the region and among very few in the world to implement building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 and GIS for an infrastructure project of this scale and complexity, and we are indeed honoured to have been recognised for these efforts,” he said in a statement.

The awards recognise and encourage innovations in the use of geospatial technology in the Asia-Pacific region. Geospatial technology involves technology in generating and recording data related to particular locations. 

MRT Corp won in the Transport Infrastructure category for its BIM Level 2 implementation throughout the design and construction of the SSP Line, which BIM enables advanced 3D modelling of structures or spaces and is used at the design and construction stages of a project.

It allows users to visualise, collaborate and analyse every aspect of engineering design. Level 2 indicates the level of BIM collaboration among the various parties involved in the development of a project.

Meanwhile, the second award was in the Digital Engineering category for the use of GIS for the construction of the SSP Line which is an advanced mapping tool that is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse and present all types of geographical data.

It allows data from all departments to be unified in terms of access to information and presented on an interactive map, enabling decision making to be done more effectively.

The award was jointly won with MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) and Aecom Asia. MGKT is the underground work package contractor for the SSP Line while Aecom Asia is the design consultant for the underground works. - Bernama
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