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.

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:

Click on the image to start the video