The work is organised in several resource groups with participants from all across the the industry, including participants from the authorities and other national and international stakeholders and organisations.
- Clients: Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster
- Services:Project Management/Advisor
- Category:Research, development and standardization
- Date:2018 - 2019
Further on the standards will be subject of consultation, revisions and finally approved and implemented at authorities, organisations and in regulations.
In general, standardisation lead to better compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability and quality.
Standardisation facilitate innovation because it provides structured methods that makes it easier to disseminate ideas and knowledge about leading technologies and best practices.
The Building Information Model (BIM) standard, and BIM object libraries are an important prerequisite in the work, and the work includes to do the necessary steps to adapt each standard to digital colloboration and BIM.
Structures and installations today have often weaknesses that affect reliability, availability, maintainability and safety in the tunnels. Tunnels with weaknesses greatly affect costs, lifetime of construction and installations, and in many cases lead to high socio-economic costs in terms of more frequent closures and deviations. In addition, weaknesses could significantly affect safety. It is important to apply best practice, and the Norwegian Tunnels Safety Cluster aims to be in the lead for research, development and improvement in tunnel operations and safety.