Aurecon Upgrades Princes Highway with Digital Acceleration

ASCP Member, Aurecon place eminence, digital, and innovation at the core of everything they do. This is reflected in the current Princes Highway project that saw the contribution of world-class digital engineering tools to create a 3D model of the project, comprising tangible characteristics that enhance the physical and functional engineering capabilities.

The Princes Highway Upgrade comes after the economy took an unprecedented hit from COVID-19, with the Victorian Government now generating recovery and growth through major road projects around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The project aims to reduce congestion, improve safety, and connect communities. The Princes Highway stretches throughout holiday destinations in Gippsland including the Mt St Gwinear snowfields and Gippsland Lakes, facilitating safe and time-efficient route for holidaymakers.

Aurecon are also making a valuable contribution to the Princes Highway East – Kilmany project with their roads and bridging engineering design that will enable a safer journey for 15,000 motorists travelling between Traralgon and Sale in Victoria, Australia. Additionally, Aurecon will contribute sufficient sustainability and digital engineering services through the creation of a 3D model, enabling them to clearly define the project’s design and construction information and provide the road operator with asset data and information to utilise in the midst of construction.

– Aurecon’s digital 3D model 

The digital 3D model comes with the benefit of identifying potential risks and issues that can be resolved in the design phase prior to construction, as well as providing design certainty of the highway and rail interface.

Living up to their purpose, Aurecon was one of the world’s first organisations to be certified to use the new international design standard ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2. They continue to follow this in their approach whilst working towards the BSI Kitemark certification, the benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery.

The construction will see the 5km road duplicated from a two-lane to a four-lane divided carriageway, with a new separated crossing for the Melbourne to Bairnsdale Railway line.

Aurecon is designing the rail interface with help from contractor Laing O’Rourke to ensure stakeholder requirements are met, as well as the Kilmany rail bridge over the highway, the first network arch bridge for road or rail transport in Victoria.

-Network Arch Bridge 

Ultimately, the 3D model delivered by Aurecon will provide value-adding capabilities beyond that of the design and construction contract.

To learn more about the critical project, click here.

To learn more about ASCP member Aurecon, visit their official website.


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