New digital platform said to provide ‘seamless integration’ across all aspects of site infrastructure design

Causeway Live Design is a new digital platform designed to bring together all site infrastructure disciplines in a single design environment to help consulting engineers and developers to optimise site designs

The software is said to provide ‘seamless integration’ across all aspects of site infrastructure design, including graphical ground modelling, roads and drainage design including hydraulic analysis and 2D overland flow, vehicle swept path analysis, road marking and traffic sign design.

According to the developer, Causeway Technologies, any design modifications in one part of the process are automatically cascaded through all the other disciplines within the platform. The platform is also said to make it much easier to produce feasibility designs and progress these to more detailed stages.

Causeway’s established customers include major housebuilders and consultants, including Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes, Seddon Construction, Springfield Properties and Harron Homes. The new platform has also been tested by Brookbanks and Stirling Maynard.

Causeway Live Design has been piloted by engineering consultancy Thomas Consulting, which planned all the road and drainage designs for a residential development at The Castle Lane, Garstang using the Causeway Live Design platform, as Julian Pearson, Principal Infrastructure Engineer at Thomas Consulting, explains.

“We used the platform to do all the planning work. Essentially, we reduced five days’ work into about a day, it was that effective. But the real cost saving is where everything is integrated, making it so quick to design. Now, it’s all in one place. We can now do adaptive design in an interactive environment to seamlessly move, tweak and experiment.

“Causeway Live Design doesn’t just increase productivity and save fees, it also creates the perfect visual effect. It helps graduates all the way up to senior engineers because you can visualise and understand things much better, and it speeds up the approvals process too.”

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Source: AEC