Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Project Playbook: gINT, MicroStation, OpenBuildings Designer, PLAXIS, ProjectWise
The Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) will bring together three existing rail lines with 3 miles of twin tunnels connecting three new underground stations. Anil Verma Associates (AVA) is the lead architect for the station and plaza designs and assisted with civil engineering design. The USD 1.7 billion transit system presented enormous geotechnical challenges, along with other integration and interface issues.
Using OpenBuildings Designer and utilizing gINT data during the early design stages achieved a 20% decrease in the stations’ carbon footprint, reducing excavation to provide construction savings and environmental benefts. PLAXIS provided accurate geotechnical assessments to coordinate with existing infrastructure and enabled real-time resolution of settlement issues to expedite and optimize excavation. Working in an open, connected data environment using ProjectWise provided over 400 users with real-time access to controlled information, streamlining design and construction.