Trimble Alignment Planning Solutions

  • Trimble Planning Solutions, PTY
    Level 4, 333 Flinders Lane
    Melbourne VIC 3000

Case Studies

Case Studies

Projects of all types and sizes can take advantage of the benefits of the Trimble Quantm technology. Examples range from regional, state and national transportation infrastructure planning to small bypasses and road realignments.

Trimble Planning Solutions has helped companies and governments in every corner of the world save time and money, and improve relationships with the communities they serve.

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High Speed Rail

The Quantm technology has been used worldwide for planning over 5,500 kilometers (3,417 miles) of high speed rail. See a complete list of Quantm high speed rail projects.

"Quantm was able to greatly improve the collaboration between the engineering and environmental project teams." - Transport Corridor Agencies California, USA

"The studies by Quantm specialists in optimizing stretches of rail, will keep tunnel and viaduct construction to a minimum, reducing investment by 10% of the infrastructure cost." - Ana Paula Vitorino, Portuguese State Secretary of Transport

Regional and Statewide Planning

The Quantm technology is used from preliminary scoping at a regional level to the development of full statewide transportation planning.

"Quantm, in conjunction with EPA GISST Data, was extremely effective in preliminary corridor development during the corridor alternatives evaluation process.The large number of alternatives generated by Quantm provided extensive and consistent options throughout a large and diverse study area." - David Bacon - I-69/TTC Corridor Study GEC

Small Road Projects

The Quantm system has helped planners find big cost savings on small road projects. The rapid generation of alternatives and the ability to determine environmental impacts are also valuable benefits of the Quantm system for smaller projects.

"The Idaho Transportation Department supported the use of the Quantm system to define highway corridors,limit the areas of intensive environmental field work, and still provide a product that would comply with NEPA." - Idaho Transportation Department - USA

"We achieved a 13% saving on alignment construction cost even though the tightly constrained corridor limited options." - Opus International Consultants

Mining Freight Rail

The Quantm system was commissioned for application on more than 280 kilometers (175 miles) of open-access, heavy-haulage rail infrastructure for Fortescue Metals Group in Western Australia. Quantm enabled the Fortescue team to take a quantitative and iterative approach to planning the most cost-effective and desirable alignment of the railway, taking into consideration environmental impacts and maintenance costs. With the help of the Quantm system, Fortescue was able to complete the railway in only nine months.

Modernizing National Infrastructure

High quality, efficient transportation infrastructure is key to support economic growth. In a rapidly changing world the application of the Quantm system is enabling nations around the world to efficiently plan for the modernization and addition of new national and regional infrastructure.

By using the Quantm system for planning Quantm users are delivering better quality studies, addressing the social and environmental concerns associated with modernization and new infrastructure. The studies are completed with more accurate cost estimates and are delivered in a shorter time.

The Trimble Quantm technology has been successfully applied to over 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) of road and railway projects in China, from scoping studies and pre-feasibility studies to feasiblity studies.

"The application of the Quantm system enabled the project team to gain greater depth of information on which to make their recommendations and to present alternatives and the rationale for decisions to stakeholders and the community." - The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation (TSDI)

Value Engineering

As the construction phase approaches,the Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning system can be used to refine the alignment within a defined corridor or refine the vertical geometry to reduce earthworks and other construction costs.

"Quantm was able to analyze thousands of alignments and output alignments with 10-15% construction cost savings." - Carter & Burgess, Boulder City Bypass