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China Railway Engineering Consulting Group sets benchmark

The Beijing to Zhangjiakou High-speed Rail Project will become the world’s first high-speed railway with a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. (CRECG) is responsible for design and construction consulting of the 171-kilometer project. Using Bentley’s comprehensive modeling environment, CRECG’s design team significantly improved efficiency, saving around three months of design time and CNY 3 million in labor costs.

The line, which forms part of China’s preparations for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, is highly complex and includes many firsts. With 71 subsurface sections, 64 bridges, 10 tunnels, and 10 stations, the new high-speed line will be the first in China to adopt a full-lifecycle BIM approach.

Capgemini and Autodesk partnership agreement

Capgemini will enter into a new partnership agreement with Autodesk to deploy ReflectIoD, a new cloud-enabled and secure digital twin platform. The new Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform for building and infrastructure operators integrates natively 1D to 3D, point cloud, geographical information, and Internet of Things (IOT) data while offering value added services to improve operations and maintenance.

Esri acquires controlling stake from NIIT Technologies Limited in Esri India

NIIT Technologies Limited has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its entire 88.99% stake in ESRI India Technologies Ltd (Formerly NIIT GIS Ltd.) for consideration of Rs. 89.7 crores. ESRI India Technologies Ltd has been an exclusive distributor of ESRI Inc. cutting edge GIS products in India and has been supporting customers since 1996. The distribution agreement was expiring on 31st March 2019 and Esri Inc expressed its desire to directly manage the distribution of its products in India.

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