Designing your railway project with BIM

Did you know that the edilon)(sedra Application Engineering department can help you apply BIM objects of our rail fastening systems to your BIM project? A fast, accurate and efficient way to design your railway project! We recently applied BIM in projects Valencia line 10 and depot En Chardon.

Valencia line 10
FGV is the first railway administration in Spain which is managing projects applying the BIM philosophy. BIM plays an important role  within project ‘Valencia line 10’: a new metro line to be built between the stations of Alicante and Nazaret in Valencia. edilon)(sedra provided BIM models of the Corkelast® ERS track system to the involved project partners. The project ‘Valencia line 10’ is divided in two sections for both of which we supply our Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System):
· Alicante – Amado Granell: a tunnel of 2,5 km of double track
· Amado Granell – Nazaret: different track sections, like grass track and bridge track

Click on the image to start the video: This virtual tour of TYPSA & GESMAN gives you a nice impression of the project and the overall application of BIM.

En Chardon depot
For depot project En Chardon in Geneva Switzerland, we provided our client with a specific working methodology for Corkelast® ERS in switches and supported the planning of the construction. To smoothen planning and construction work the University of Geneva developed a BIM model to avoid building constraints during realization. edilon)(sedra provided BIM elements to support the track realization.

 

 

 

 

New Managing Director edilon)(sedra

Oliver Dolder: Managing Director edilon)(sedra

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Dolder to the role of Managing Director of the edilon)(sedra Group, starting from 4 January 2021.

Oliver is a seasoned professional with an accomplished and distinguished career in the international rail infrastructure industry. In his previous position Oliver led Pandrol’s global Equipment & Control Product Line in Paris, France.

Oliver succeeds Annes Houck who has led our business successfully for 21 years. We would like to express our special thanks and gratitude to Annes.

We are excited to welcome Oliver and look forward to his contributions as we innovate and grow our businesses to new levels.

Corkelast® EBS para la línea 2 del metro de Varsovia

Se ha adjudicado a edilon)(sedra el contrato para suministrar sistemas de vías sin balasto al contratista turco Gülermak para la segunda extensión de la Línea 2 del metro de Varsovia. El proyecto completo incluye aproximadamente 20 km de vía simple del sistema Corkelast® EBS de bloque embebido (EBS, Embedded Block System), incorporando 8 estaciones y un taller técnico.

Los túneles de metro recién construidos correrán directamente debajo de áreas densamente pobladas. Por este motivo, el inversor del Metro de Varsovia estableció requisitos estrictos de durabilidad y de control de la vibración. El EBS cumple en su totalidad con estos requisitos.

El contrato incluye las suelas de PU edilon)(sedra Trackelast® destinadas a mitigar los ruidos y vibraciones en las áreas más sensibles así como 41 EBS para desvíos y cruces. El sistema EBS cumple desde 2008 en todos los aspectos de cada nueva sección de la red de metro de Varsovia, incluida la totalidad de la segunda línea. Además, se instalarán casi 5 km de vía única con ERS (sistema con carril embebido) Corkelast®.

El proyecto ya ha comenzado. Se ha alcanzado un acuerdo de planificación de entregas. ¡Le mantendremos informado!

Corkelast® ERS en el nuevo puente Hisingsbron, Gotemburgo

Se contrató a edilon)(sedra para suministrar e instalar más de 2 km de Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System) como parte de la línea de tranvía en el puente recientemente construido de Hisingsbron en Gotemburgo, Suecia.

El puente, que actualmente se encuentra en construcción, reemplazará al existente puente Gota älvbron, que se encuentra en mal estado y necesita ser reemplazado para evitar altos costos de mantenimiento. El puente conecta el centro de Gotemburgo con Hisingen e incluye una sección de elevación vertical.

Las primeras reuniones entre la ciudad de Gotemburgo (Traffikkontoret), COWI (los ingenieros principales) y edilon)(sedra tuvieron lugar en 2012. Desde el principio, nuestro sistema ERS ha sido una de las soluciones preferidas, y en febrero de 2020 nuestra compañía recibió oficialmente el contrato.

Diseños rentables
Uno de los argumentos a favor del ERS es su reducida altura de instalación, ya que el sistema ferroviario está completamente incorporado en la superestructura

del puente. Así el sistema ahorra espacio y promueve diseños más económicos. Otros beneficios incluyen su característica de excelente aislamiento de vibraciones y un historial de experiencias positivas: ¡El ERS ya está en uso en más de 10 km de vías férreas en Gotemburgo!

La primera fase consta de aproximadamente 900 m de ERS, y la instalación está prevista para septiembre de 2020. La parte restante se instalará en la primavera de 2021. Se estima que la construcción del nuevo puente finalizará en 2022.

Aprobación de la EBA para puentes de estructura sólida

Nos complace anunciar que la Autoridad federal de ferrocarriles alemana (EBA) otorgó la aprobación a edilon)(sedra GmbH Munich para la fijación de carriles con ERS-HR en puentes sólidos.

Este sistema continuamente elástico de fijación de carril , que se ha utilizado con éxito en toda Europa durante más de 40 años, ahora también está disponible en Alemania hasta una velocidad máxima de 160 km/h.

Reducción de la altura de construcción.
Los principales campos de aplicación son estructuras cortas insertas o seminsertas de hasta aproximadamente 25 m de longitud, con una altura mínima de construcción y requisitos acústicos exigentes. A tal fin, los canales de acero se integran en la losa de hormigón, logrando así una reducción en la altura de construcción de hasta
70 cm. Instalar los carriles embebidos en un polímero elástico con soporte continuo es óptimo para reducir las emisiones acústicas y, por lo tanto, es capaz de reducir las emisiones de ruido secundario.
Esto fue precedido durante casi 10 años de pruebas operativas en líneas regionales, así como en líneas de red de larga distancia y área metropolitana.

Soporte técnico
El sistema de fijación ERS se aplica en la tecnología de pasos a nivel con Corkelast® LCS, que ya se ha utilizado con éxito durante más de 20 años en la red Deutsche Bahn.
Para más información, contacte con nuestros técnicos especialistas en puentes ERS-HR. Responderán sus preguntas con gusto y le ofrecerán soporte técnico: info@edilonsedra.com

Bridge Railtrack Competence Centre

edilon)(sedra decided to set up a Bridge Railtrack Competence Centre for the entire edilon)(sedra Group at its location in Munich, Germany. The centre is intended to grow into a central start-up centre for national and international bridge construction projects – know-how, experience and information will be consolidated centrally for employees, interested parties and partners.

Overview of services:
• Project development for infrastructure companies (tram and national railways)
• Verification of rail stress and relative displacement
• Integrated bridge dilatation joints for mixed traffic (road/rail)
• Solutions for drainage systems, rail and track connectors and earthing
• Grid blasting of the rail and steel trough surfaces
• Quality construction-accompanying surveillance by a certified supervisor

Our Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System) has been installed on bridges for around 50 years, all over the world.

Sample projects:
• Hardbrücke in Zurich, Switzerland
Installation of tram track on an existing main-road bridge in the city
centre of Zurich.
• Konrad-Adenauer bridge (steel structure) in Mannheim, Germany
Installation of LK1 rail profile to ensure ultra-low height demanded by the
operator.
• Danube bridge of the ÖBB in Tulln, Austria
• Dusseldorf Südbrücke across the Rhine, Germany
• New bridge projects for the public transport operators in Bern
and Zurich (Switzerland) as well as in Gmunden am Traunsee
(Germany) are currently underway

We are currently developing standardised solutions jointly with our customer, Deutsche Bahn AG to facilitate faster construction and shorter possession times with pre-fabricated superstructure components. The integrated rails in the bridge superstructure impress with a low height and optimal noise reduction. A significant advantage is also that the rails can be replaced whenever if required without intervention at the track – this leads to favourable LCC (Life Cycle Costs).

Hardbrücke in Zurich, Switzerland

Konrad-Adenauer bridge in Mannheim, Germany

Ried bridge of the DB on the Tutzing-Kochel route, Germany

Fully customizable edilon)(sedra BIM models

In order to inform our customers and partners about how to integrate edilon)(sedra BIM models (Revit models) into a project’s BIM model, our Application Engineering department has produced a series of short videos.

One of the videos demonstrates a fully customizable BIM model of our Corkelast® EBS (Embedded Block System). The video includes different configurations and Levels of Development (LOD). The BIM model consists of different railing families which can be hosted in any surface. Moreover, it includes a number of parameters according to their LOD and our System information
sheets.

We hope this video gives you further insights into how BIM can be applied and are looking forward to your feedback! Please contact Jonás Recio Sánchez: J.Recio@edilonsedra.com

Click on the image to start the video

 

edilon)(sedra becomes member of buildingSMART® Spain

In April of this year edilon)(sedra has been accepted as a member of the Spanish chapter of buildingSMART®, the ‘home of openBIM’.

buildingSMART® is focusing on standardizing processes, workflows and procedures for Building Information Modeling (BIM). It’s a community of industry participants and users from around the world driving the transformation of the built asset economy through creation & adoption of open, international standards. The membership offers an excellent opportunity for edilon)(sedra to share knowledge and expertise in the field of BIM.

edilon)(sedra has produced a series of demo videos in which we are explaining to BIM engineers how edilon)(sedra BIM models (Revit models) can be used in case of applying our embedded rail systems. Underneath you can find two of those videos.

What do you think of the videos? We are looking forward to your feedback! Please contact Jonás Recio Sánchez: J.Recio@edilonsedra.com

Renewed website

Our website is renewed! It is completely redesigned with an improved look and feel. More importantly, to allow you to better understand our business we have added a world map with various project cases, demonstrating how edilon)(sedra can support you in leveraging your business. In addition, it’s easier to navigate and find the relevant and most actual content.

We have launched our renewed English website first. The German, French, Spanish and Turkish websites will be renewed and launched soon.

Please take a look. We welcome your comments!

edilon)(sedra Newsletter April 2017

As part of the edilon)(sedra expansion and growth, we’re excited to invite you to view the April edition of our edilon)(sedra Newsletter, which is specifically designed to help contractors, design & technical engineers creating a clearer understanding of the products , systems and services available at edilon)(sedra.

Please feel free to contact us for any additional information or comments.

Ready, set, read!