Case Studies

Enable My Team has been used on a variety of projects. Click below to read a specific case study or scroll down to read them in order.




Crossrail Stations


Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) is the new £15 billion East to West railway running through central London. As part of the new route, 42km of tunnels will be bored, with 10 new underground stations being constructed and fitted-out with assets that allow the network to operate. Enable My Team has been contracted on 3 of the largest new stations: Paddington, Whitechapel and Woolwich, and also on Plumsted Portal.

Problem

Each station has up to 20,000 assets that need recording for handover. This would range from linear assets, such as pipes and cables, to single point assets, such as isolators and dampers, which need to integrate with the BMS and SCADA systems. An asset would need to be populated with relevant asset data, including names, system, location and an array of specific attribute properties taken from manufacturer’s guidelines, during the evolution of a project.

Solution

Enable My Team’s platform is an Asset Information Management System (AIMS). Our customized cloud based platform is available for desktop or mobile devices. This allows for data to be captured in the field, and verified in the office. All data is stored on our secure platform and structured for optimised efficiency. Built-in analytics helps to track site progress and allow for better planning. Enable my team is integrated into a number of Crossrail systems, such as the client’s CDE, and the infrastructure manager’s maintenance software that will be used to manage the operational station.

Testimonial


“We have worked closely with Enable My Team over the last few years to customise the platform to produce the optimum data capture, verification and handover tool. This has helped to save time on the project, whilst ensuring we have quality data ready for handover.”


Asset Manager, Costain Skanska JV

Key Points

- Structured asset data
- Asset data capture app
- Offline mode
- Secure web platform
- Built-in analytics
- Verification stages
- Adjustable user rights
- Integration to other software



Humber Pipeline


National Grid are replacing a gas pipeline which stretches 5 kilometres beneath the River Humber in the North of England. The pipeline delivers 70 million – 100 million cubic metres of natural gas per day (approximately 20% UK’s peak winter demand). The existing section of pipeline across the River Humber needs to be replaced because the river bed profile has changed over time, exposing the pipeline. The proposed solution was to bore a tunnel 35m below ground to house the new pipeline, becoming the longest single string pipeline in Europe.

Problem

Over the vast length of the pipe there will be numerous welds, which must hold up under extreme pressure. Inspections of such welds, as well as inspections of the concrete insulation and other elements, were originally conducted by hand and documented using paper-based forms.

Solution

Enable My Team have digitized the inspection form routine using a mobile app. The form is task specific with a simple user interface to capture the required test attributes. Once complete this can be signed off and then published into a pdf which replicates the existing National Grid paper forms.

Testimonial


"National Grid have bought into these new digital forms, improving their process which has been in place for decades. Not only does it speed up inspections and improve reliability for us as a contractor, it provides an archive of inspections which National Grid can store online."


BIM Manager
Skanska

Key Points

- Task based form creation
- Any form can be created instantly
- User configurable on app or desktop
- Relations based visualization
- Output to any style form format
- Simple user interface for site use
- Integrates directly to asset database



iRAMP


Enable My Team is leading a 2-year research project in collaboration with Costain Ltd and the University of the West of England, called iRAMP (IoT-enabled Platform for Rail Assets Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance). The project is funded by Innovate UK and the Department for Transport (DfT).

Problem

There are significant challenges facing the UK’s railway, including a need to reduce disruption to services, whilst keeping the workforce safe during inspection and maintenance activities. To reduce infrastructural faults and improve workforce safety, the need to transform maintenance and inspection activities from a ‘find and fix’ to a ‘predict and prevent’ approach is needed with support from latest technology.

More Information


Find out more on our project website: https://www.iramp-project.com/


Solution

By using machine learning to anticipate potential faults before they happen, railway staff can spend more time proactively mitigating risks, rather than reactively fixing failures within the network.

Enable My Team has developed automated asset recognition from high resolution imagery for rail assets. Introducing data analytics into vast data sets, such as high-resolution camera feeds from the front of trains, satellite imagery, weather forecasts, track-side sensors, we can spot trends and make predictions. This will improve information about asset condition, inform inspection and repair schedules based on asset risk.

We are looking at predicting when leaves will fall on the line, vegetation encroaching onto the railway or obstructing signalling, collapsed vegetation or landslides, flooding and other natural disasters that could affect the smooth operation of the railway.

Key Points

- Preventative maintenance using vast data sets
- Automated asset recognition and data collection
- Machine learning and image recognition
- Internet of Things (IoT) sensors
- Same technology can be applied to highways, water, etc



HS2


High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high-speed railway that will be the backbone of the national rail network. It will link London and Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds. Phase 1, which links London to Birmingham has been split into 7 sections. Enable My Team is working in the Southern 2 sections, and also the enabling works for the new Euston Station in London.

Solution

Built upon the successful platform used to deliver asset management on Crossrail, Enable My Team’s platform has continued to evolve to deliver asset management on the HS2 Enabling works and the Southern two sections of the main works for HS2. Our cloud-based AIMS platform is available for desktop or mobile devices. We have integrated into the client’s CDE software and also with ESRI, to provide asset data directly onto a GIS format.

Additional Information

Enable My Team have also developed a document review tool. A cloud-based pdf mark-up tool allows for collaboration between designers, contractors and clients, allowing for comments and annotations onto drawings or documents.

Testimonial


“By inviting Enable My Team to join the delivery team for the High Speed 2 Main Works, the whole team could be assured that there is one centralised source of reliable asset information. The integration capabilities of the platform allowed for complex workflows to be realised. The constant support provided by Enable My Team also embedded improvements with the design document review tool. The implementation of which connected the Design, Engineering and Document Control teams, maintaining the asset information during the process.”


Senior BIM Manager
Skanska

Key Points

- Asset Information Management System
- Seamless Integration to other software
- Structured asset data for handover
- Built-in analytics
- Verification stages
- Adjustable user rights
- New collaborative document review tool



Crossrail Automated Tunnel Fit-out


Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) is the new £15 billion east to west railway in the south east. The central section of the route is tunnelled through central London. These 42km long tunnels will be fitted-out with services such as power, signals, ventilation and an emergency walkway. In order to facilitate the installation, 250,000 holes were required to be drilled into the tunnel segments.

Problem

The initial proposal for the tunnel fit-out required manual, visual checks to ensure the survey and proposed layout for the fixings did not clash with tunnel segment edges. The drilling would then be done by hand, exposing the workforce to vast quantities of silica dust, whilst adding time to the programme, with a lower guarantee of quality.

Video


Find out more information on how our software was used in the drilling process on Crossrail’s video

Solution

Crossrail (C610 contract) developed a drilling machine to complete the fit out of the tunnel with a robot.  Due to Enable My Teams work on innovation we were able to respond to a critical request that assisted the drilling machine to work. Enable My Team were able to use Lidar scans through the tunnel and develop a solution to take the complex geometry data and provide the commands to the robot to drill in the correct and optimised locations, based around set rules and parameters. This was automated in accordance with the design to ensure that the holes missed segment joints and rebar in the segments themselves. This digital innovation revolutionised the construction method and pioneered the ground breaking drilling machine that assisted Crossrail to be turned into the Elizabeth Line for the Nation to use.

Key Points

- Edge recognition to locate no drill zones
- Bespoke image recognition and intelligent algorithms
- Automatic drill locations for 200,000 holes
- Time and cost savings with improved safety



Other Things We've Worked On


Interactive Asset Models

Take your CAD / BIM models to the next level. Using our powerful real-time engine, you can visualise your models with stunning, photo-realistic graphics. Integrated with our asset management platform, you can view data and information directly in the model. Access documents, drawings and metadata, simply by selecting an asset, saving time having to search through a common data environment. Voice commands allow you to navigate through the model seamlessly, exploring exploded views for better understanding of complex assets. Our integrated design change tool allows you to instantly compare back to previous revisions.

Carbon Calculator

Enable My Team has developed an embedded carbon calculator linked directly to Uniclass codes. With all data linked back to your project’s assets, you can track your carbon in real-time. The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) automatically integrates emissions data with output from Estimators, Planners and BIM Technicians, to provide a bottom up, granular assessment of carbon impacts of an infrastructure project at the resource level, greatly simplifying carbon assessment and intervention processes for all users.