|Country / Region||Germany|
Opened in October 2007, the second Strelasund crossing was constructed to provide a new connection between the popular holiday destination island of Ruegen, the city of Stralsund on the Baltic coast, and the A20 Ost Autobahn. The new link relieves traffic congestion on the old three-section Rugendamm road and rail bridge. One section of the project included the 580-metre-long cable bridge with its elegant 128-metre-high pylon, which creates the most distinctive structure on the crossing.
Implementation plans were drawn up by a planning consortium of engineers from Schmitt Stumpf Frühauf and Büchting+Streit. Twelve other planning offices and four test engineers were also involved in the project. Overall construction management and construction supervision were the responsibility of engineering association EHS-VCE. Implementation was carried out by the 2nd Strelasund Crossing working group at Max Bögl Bauunternehmung.
thinkproject was used as the platform for infrastructure project management, including project communication, plan management and the distribution and archiving of correspondence. As the basis for plan management, a standardised plan numbering scheme was first defined then implemented within thinkproject, and various plan processes were mapped to optimise coordination, clarification and approval steps.
Plan lists were used to track deadlines, with automatically generated plan deadlines ensuring a clearer overview. At the same time, design movements were clearly documented, and all plans and details of planning activities archived seamlessly.
Communication with the many project participants was supported and accelerated by configuring distribution rules. Deliveries of required hard copies to the testing agencies was made more efficient by direct connection to a plan reproduction service provider and automated print orders, all of which could be managed within thinkproject as infrastructure project management.
DEGES were responsible for online collaboration on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for this project. DEGES, established in 1991, are responsible for the upgrades and construction works for 1200 km of Autobahn highways.
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