WSP provided civil, structural and infrastructure engineering, and played a key advisory role on road network masterplanning, network impact analysis, service provider negotiations and facilitation, development planning and facilitation between multiple parties to secure infrastructure development. The team also mobilised local expertise to address specific needs at critical stages of the programme.
In addition, WSP used an innovative Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform to design and analyse all civil engineering components, preparation of construction documentation and quantity take-offs, and production of animated 3D visualisation.
BIM enables the design team to create dynamic models of interchanges and roads, which help optimisation while accommodating geometric design criteria. Quantity take-off tools aided in determining accurate costing at various project stages, keeping designs within budget. The LandXML file format provides an effective BIM exchange format between WSP and construction companies.
Because of this pioneering platform, along with other best-practice services, all Steyn City projects, to date, have been successfully completed within budget and on schedule.