PlanRadar appointed to $786m Tasmanian infrastructure project

PlanRadar appointed to $786m Tasmanian infrastructure project

PlanRadar has been appointed key software vendor for engineering inspections and reports on Tasmania’s largest transport infrastructure project.

The $786 million project to connect Bridgewater and Granton with a 1km bridge across the Derwent River, will replace an existing 75-year-old lift-span bridge. 

Major construction began last year with completion estimated in 2024.

The new bridge will cut travel times for the 22,000 people who currently use the route each day, while also improving freight logistics.

PlanRadar will manage multiple daily engineering inspections, quality assessments, task management, construction documentation, site audits and other key aspects of the construction project management.

The company’s real estate and construction project management software platform currently services 120,000-plus customers across 65 countries, including major civil projects in Europe.

Notably, PlanRadar has worked on the Peljesac Bridge and its surrounding road and tunnel network – one of the largest mega infrastructure projects in southern Croatia, with total costs of $AU884 million.

Bridgewater is its first mega civil infrastructure project in Australia.

PlanRadar Australia regional lead Bart Crowther said that working on a local civil infrastructure project of Bridgewater’s scale was an outstanding opportunity for PlanRadar.

“The positive impact for the Tasmanian community – for both the 22,000 daily users and improving freight and logistics routes – is exceptionally important to us,” he said.

“We look forward to working alongside the Tasmanian Government and the Burbury Consulting teams and helping to streamline the ongoing daily site inspection processes.”

Planning to replace the Bridgewater bridge started more than 20 years ago, with the Australian and Tasmanian governments announcing funding in 2018. Detailed planning, including site investigations and community consultation, started soon after. 

PlanRadar is a platform-and-device-independent, web-based SaaS solution which can be used for fault and task management, maintenance, building inspections, construction documentation and handovers. 

Using a web application or smartphone/tablet app, teams can share digital floor plans or BIM models, communicate and track any kind of information. 

By digitising workflows, PlanRadar reduces the frequency of errors, saves time and enables increases in efficiency. Customers report saving an average of seven working hours each week.