International infrastructure and business services group Mouchel has implemented the Line and Sign modules in Causeway's Professional Design Suite (PDS) to support its work on the M1 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme for the Highways Agency.

This followed a recommendation from Jacobs Engineering Group, which is also working on the project and has worked closely with Causeway and the Highways Agency in developing the latest versions of Line and Sign. In selecting PDS Line and Sign, Mouchel is able to take advantage of the BIM compatibility incorporated into the latest versions of these modules, which will facilitate compliance with Highways Agency requirements.

The M1 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme covers the M1 at Junction 19 as well as related sections of the M6 and A14 and is designed to relieve congestion through the introduction of a number of direct free-flow links. Work began in January 2014 and is scheduled for completion by autumn 2016.

The fact that the scheme is being delivered using Building Information Modelling necessitates close collaboration and sharing of data between the various parties involved in the project.

The new generation of PDS Line and Sign incorporates a number of enhancements that were developed to meet the needs of this project. These include attaching markings to alignments, updating markings with attribute data and the introduction of BIM data tagging and geo-location data.

Causeway's PDS BIM Infrastructure Design software suite provides a range of modules for all aspects of earthworks design and quantification, development site infrastructure design and highway design.

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