Stockholm’s New Bus Terminal Takes Shape With Volue Construction Software

In the Swedish capital Stockholm, construction company Implenia is utilising Volue’s Gemini Terrain software to build a new bus terminal as part of the large national infrastructure project Slussen.

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The bedrock at Katarinaberget in Slussen Stockholm, the home of the new bus terminal, is like swiss cheese filled with sensitive infrastructure.

This makes Implenia’s task – to build a massive bus depot with waiting halls and interconnecting roads, including drilling and blasting of tunnels, various groundworks, and concrete works – genuinely challenging.

”Due to the complexity of the bus terminal project, we searched for an alternative to our established software programmes. I remembered using Gemini Terrain while working on a project in Norway, where I appreciated the extended functionality it provided,” says Implenia’s Jens Kiener.

According to Kiener, visualisations, file format support and tunnel functionality embedded in the software provide more efficient work processes.

”Simply put, in a project with so much existing infrastructure, we managed to gain control over the project.”

“There were several reasons why we decided on Gemini Terrain. Above all, it is the overall view of the project. The software allows us to import various types of information, file types, and visualise how they relate to each other. For example, it is very easy to compare machine control models and tunnel files with the originals provided by the client,” explains Kiener.

Projects of this complexity depend on being handled as seamlessly as possible between offices, tunnel machinery and equipment in the field.

“The export of tunnel files from Gemini Terrain directly to other applications, and the import of drill rig logs directly to Gemini Terrain, are two great features. Another neat feature is the way the dwg-export works, which allows me to export all the data that is shown on my screen, enabling easier communication with colleagues and clients,” says Kiener.

Projects of this complexity depend on being handled as seamlessly as possible between offices, tunnel machinery and equipment in the field.

Jens Kiener Implenia

Consultant for Implenia on the bus terminal project, Geometer Mätningsteknik, also used Gemini Terrain, which has facilitated the collaboration process.

“We have been able to effectively create and compare terrain models, calculate volumes and present our work in a very efficient manner,” says Milos Ilic at Geometer Mätningsteknik.

Based on the experience from the bus terminal project at Slussen Stockholm, Implenia knows exactly what to do on their next project.

“We will continue to use Gemini Terrain as one of our tools on future projects,” Jens Kiener concludes.

About Gemini Terrain

Volue’s construction software Gemini Terrain was launched in 1987, over 30 years ago. Since then, it has been a market leader and has become a trusted industry standard.

Gemini Terrain has been developed in close collaboration with the construction industry and has contributed to defining industry standards.

Today, our solutions are used extensively across the Nordics for 3D modelling and documentation to build infrastructure in the most efficient and sustainable way.

The software is used for mass calculation, documentation, engineering and planning mainly of projects within road, underground, excavation, and water & sewage.

The Gemini Terrain software has helped hundreds of construction businesses and road authorities in Scandinavia take huge strides in infrastructure building in challenging environments.

Infrastructure is a growing market for Volue in Scandinavia, and especially in Sweden.