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This innovation provides immediate information about the project’s progress, gives increased safety for workers, and dramatically reduces the need for paperwork and manual control.
As part of its commitment to innovation, ACCIONA has started to use Digitunnel, a new real-time technology to provide better control and ensure progress in the tunnel’s construction of its projects.
This technology is a solution that collects and integrates enormous amounts of real-time information generated at the project site and transforms this data into meaningful information that is made available to all parties involved. The data is made available via a web-based platform and it can be accessed on computers in control rooms, technical offices in the project, or elsewhere in the world through computers or mobile devices.
It provides immediate information about the project’s progress, gives increased safety for workers, and dramatically reduces the need for paperwork and manual control.
Using Digitunnel, it is possible to quickly get an overview of how many people and vehicles there are always in the tunnel, resulting in good control in the projects. The system also monitors the air inside the tunnel. It will, for example, immediately detect if there are dangerous gases in the tunnel, hence, increasing safety for the workers.
Besides, many large construction projects are characterized by large amounts of paperwork, double work, and unnecessary delays which can be costly. By automating such processes, crucial time is freed to concentrate on progress. Simultaneously, the chances of something going wrong are reduced and budgetary control are enhanced.
Digitunnel has been tested locally in a project that ACCIONA has in Norway and it will be used soon in other projects around the world including the Middle East.