Case Study: Scan-to-BIM

Project: Dalmahoy, Road Junction improvement works

The junction of Dalmahoy Road and the A71 just outside Edinburgh has been an accident blackspot for decades. So much so that local residents, who have campaigned for 36 years for safety improvements, have been rewarded recently with a go-ahead for a fully signalised junction. This marks an increased commitment from the City of Edinburgh Council which reversed a previous decision to provide only a pedestrian crossing.

Rising costs mean that the scheme is now budgeted at £1.5m but a contribution from the Scottish Government has meant that the full signalised junction proposal can now go ahead.

As well as the traffic signals, the project will include road resurfacing, a pedestrian crossing, wider footways and drainage works.

Benchmarq was invited by the City of Edinburgh Council to assist in the technical design of the project, supporting the City Engineers team.

Using the Autodesk Civil 3D software, in which we have many years of experience applying to infrastructure design and ground modelling, we assisted the Engineering team to develop a full 3D road design for the new project. This ensured that the demands of alignment and surface falls at this intersection could be satisfied, ensuring the best possible solution in terms of water runoff, drainage gulley positioning, safety, visibility and vehicle ride comfort at the new junction.

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