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30 Years of card_1 in the field

The following projects have been planned with card_1

Been on your bike today?

Could rapid bike paths be the transit ways of the future? Klinger und Partner GmbH of Stuttgart (KuP) show how unused thoroughfares can be converted and re-deployed in a more contemporary fashion. Covering a wide area with rapid transit bike paths is one way to link key locations over large distances. Such paths would have to be safe, attractive and designed for high-speeds. more >

Digital into the Future

The engineering office Jermann Ingenieure + Geometer AG was given the job to survey around 14 kilometres of track for the railway company Baselland Transport AG (BLT). Here follows a discussion with the project leader Michael Schrattner and head of the surveying team Pascale Spychiger about the challenges in railway surveying, working at night and friendly tram drivers. 14 kilometres of BLT's surveyed track calculated with card_1 On the job – Pascale Spychiger. more >

Mega Project in Ivory Coast

Following years of bitter political crisis, Côte d‘Ivoire is now working to re-establish its political stability and economic pre-eminence in West Africa. Infrastructure in particular is to be upgraded in order to foster neighbouring and international trade. One such measure is to extend the existing A3 highway inland by 132km. The entire new section of road into the centre of the country was designed using card_1. more >

Theological and Secular Influences

The city of Paderborn's central and much loved cathedral and market square is getting a facelift. The remodelling will both reflect the city's rich history as well as providing all those who use the square with an attractive space to spend their time. And right at the forefront are BPR of Hanover with card_1 of Norderstedt. more >

Rail Planning in Hungary

Rail Planning in Hungary

The InfraPlan Eisenbahn- und Straßenplanung AG has been using the surveying and design software card_1 since 2003 and in that time has designed many major stretches of Hungarian railway. They are currently working on upgrading the  Szajol-Püspökladány train line, a large-scale project due for completion in October 2015. more >

Planning the M-4 in Russia

The Russian M-4 is a highway connecting the capital of Moscow to the Black Sea coast via Voronezh and Rostov-on-Don. Parts of this major north-south connection are to be revamped and some sections upgraded to a motorway. This is a pilot project in which Russian and German infrastructure planners are working together on one section of the designs, following German guidelines and Russian principles. One of the project's aims is to compare principles of route planning, especially in terms of road safety. And right in the thick of things - card_1 software. more >

Point Clouds – not Steam Clouds

On the 25 October 2013 a RailMapper completed its surveying tasks along the Windbergbahn track – a first on German railways. This two-mode vehicle (HiRail) enabled quick, precise recording of the existing conditions thanks to its built-in terrestrial laser scanning technology. The data was evaluated using card_1. more >

Hamburg Lid in Sight

Hamburg Lid in Sight

Today's planning processes demand a clear communication of the final designs to the public –  especially when highly complex structures are involved, such as expanding the capacity and covering the A7 motorway in Hamburg. INTER OFFICE GmbH of Dresden has taken up the challenge: they have visualized and simulated plans for the Hamburg Stellingen section of motorway based on the data provided by card_1. more >

All Systems Go in Brandenburg

The Havelland motorway junction joins the A10 and A24 federal motorways and plays an important role in the national motorway network. Unfortunately it's plagued by congestion and tail-backs. Solving this problem will not only improve traffic flow but should also foster the regional economy. The company VIC Verkehrsanlagen GmbH has been tasked with designing the enlargement of the junction – a juicy challenge for surveyors, planners and card_1. more >

Good and fast – mobile laser scanning on the A7 motorway

Good and fast – mobile laser scanning on the A7 motorway

The PRO-Survey Ingenieurbüro für Vermessung was awarded the contract to log and evaluate the existing conditions of a 67km stretch of the A7 motorway between the junctions Hamburg Nordwest and Bordesholm. They were only given four weeks for the job. Their solution to this demanding task? Mobile laser scanning in combination with the surveying and design software card_1. more >

A7 Roadworks – A Noise-Lid on Hamburg

A7 Roadworks – A Noise-Lid on Hamburg

Three tunnels are to provide a lid on the noise of the A7 motorway. Engineering office BUNG Ingenieure AG of Dresden have used card_1 to plan the widening of part of the complex Stellingen section of motorway between junctions Hamburg(HH)-Nordwest and HH-Volkspark. more >

Abu Dhabi on Track

Abu Dhabi on Track

The Department of Transport (DoT) has now given the design phase of the Abu Dhabi rail project the green light. The first construction phase will involve a two-track network for the Metro, two tram lines and an express bus route. The DoT is using the current card_1 Version 8.4 to check the line routing. more >

Designed at Formula 1 Speed

Designed at Formula 1 Speed

Twelve months to build a new, state-of-the-art Formula 1 circuit – can’t be done? Yes, of course it can! - Thanks to the company Bickhardt Bau AG from Kirchheim, Germany, which built the new Formula 1 Mecca in Abu Dhabi. They are specialists in building racing tracks and transportation routes and were awarded the contract to build all subbase and asphalt layers of the racetrack as well as the peripheral area. more >

Drainage using the XSection Designer - Extension of the A81

Drainage using the XSection Designer - Extension of the A81

The six lane extension of the A81 presented planners with a special challenge, especially when it came to drainage. The A81 is an important European north-south connection. It completely crosses the state of Baden-Württemberg... more >

Warsaw North Bridge

Warsaw North Bridge

In June 2007, the engineering company Schüßler-Plan was put in charge of planning the North Bridge "Trasa Mostu Pólnocnego". It was to be completed within 282 days. more >

Mutlangen's North and West Bypass Roads

Mutlangen's North and West Bypass Roads

The opening of the north and west bypass roads has significantly reduced Mutlangen's through-traffic, thus removing a tailback-creating bottleneck. Mutlangen lies at the junction of three regional connecting roads: the B298 fro... more >

Drainage Planning for Winden

Drainage Planning for Winden

The engineering office F&L GmbH planned the entire drainage facilities for the municipality of Winden in the Elztal region of Baden-Württemberg. The municipality contracted F&L to provide an overall approvable design of the fu... more >

The way is cleared for amphibians

The way is cleared for amphibians

In the district of Traunstein a complex amphibian guidance system has been integrated into the planned walking and bicycle track project alongside an important road between Bergen and Staudach. The construction serves to improv... more >

3D Project View in Traffic Systems Construction

3D Project View in Traffic Systems Construction

The roundabout in Kirchhorst, Lower Saxony, was planned with the aid of 3D visualization in order to give the local council an additional decision-making tool. The town of Kirchhorst lies north-east of the Hanover-Kirchhorst m... more >

Complete redevelopment of inner-city streets in Dakar

Complete redevelopment of inner-city streets in Dakar

In the year 2000 the Agence d'Execution des Travaux d'Interet Public contre le Sous-emploi commissioned a local engineering office with the complete redevelopment of certain inner-city streets in the capital city of Dakar. This... more >

Kerala State Highway

Kerala State Highway

A total of 1000km of the Kerala State Highways were revised using card_1 so that the road network could fulfil growing demands. Kerala (Malayalam) is an Indian state and lies on the Malabar coast in south-west India. It is one... more >

A roundabout in Prien

A roundabout in Prien

The market town of Prien is an air-therapy spa, the only Kneipp spa in Upper Bavaria and the largest community on Lake Chiemsee. The rise in traffic volume and heavy transport unable to quickly reach the motorway resulted in th... more >

Metro Amsterdam - De Noord / Zuidlijn

Metro Amsterdam - De Noord / Zuidlijn

Preliminary planning and execution planning with card_1 for a new 9 km route from Buikslotermeerplein in the north via Central Station to Zuid/WTC in the south. more >

Dubai gets a new local train

Dubai gets a new local train

The construction industry is booming in Dubai like nowhere else in the Arabian world. One of these huge projects involves building a new local railway network. When planning, the Dubai RTA-Rail Agency engineers place their trus... more >

World-class Traffic System

World-class Traffic System

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is investing heavily in traffic infrastructure projects with a view to becoming a metropolis with an environmentally friendly and sustainable world-class traffic system. more >

Digital Project Approval Procedure in Karlsruhe

Digital Project Approval Procedure in Karlsruhe

The Karlsruher Schieneninfrastruktur-Gesellschaft mbh (KASIG/Rail Infrastructure Company in Karlsruhe) plans to build a local railway tunnel and to redesign a street with an above-ground tram line route in Karlsruhe's inner cit... more >

Kinshasa - Redesign of the Route National No. 1

Kinshasa - Redesign of the Route National No. 1

One of the most important tasks in civil war-stricken Congo is extending the traffic route network. As part of the redesign of the RN1 from Kinshasa to Matadi, Gauff Ingenieure GmbH was awarded the contract to plan and to prepa... more >

Reconstruction of the Station Überlingen

Reconstruction of the Station Überlingen

The new train station Überlingen/Town Centre was designed to improve the link between the public transport system's road and rail networks. The station is located within the area of the existing tunnel mouth on both sides of t... more >

New tram link: from Halle to HaNeu

New tram link: from Halle to HaNeu

Building an east-west tram line which connected the suburb of Halle-Neustadt to the city centre as well as to the existing tram network was the ambitious public works project of the city of Halle/S. Project work began in 1996 a... more >

DB AutoZug Sylt Shuttle in Niebüll

DB AutoZug Sylt Shuttle in Niebüll

The Sylt Shuttle facilities in Niebüll have been completely modernised to produce an advanced, customer-friendly product called DB Autozug Sylt Shuttle.ICB Hamburg GmbH was awarded the contract to plan the re-development of th... more >

Alteration and Extension of the Autobahnkreuz Schkeuditz (Motorway Junction at Schkeuditz) BAB9 - BAB14

Alteration and Extension of the Autobahnkreuz Schkeuditz (Motorway Junction at Schkeuditz) BAB9 - BAB14

The A9 is an important north-south connection between Berlin and the industrial centres Halle/ Leipzig, Nuremberg and Munich. One of the most important junctions along this route is where it intersects with the A14 Dresden–Magdeburg, the so-called Schkeuditzer Junction near Leipzig. more >

3D Project View in Traffic Systems Construction

Verkehrsanlagebau - 3D-Projektansicht

 

The roundabout in Kirchhorst, Lower Saxony, was planned with the aid of 3D visualization in order to give the local council an additional decision-making tool. The town of Kirchhorst lies... more >

Channelling Traffic in Stuttgart

Although Stuttgart 21 (a railway and urban development project) is currently the city's hottest topic, Stuttgart also has other large-scale projects in the pipeline. One of which is planning the Rosenstein tunnel, another is re-engineering the B10/B14 junction at Leuze. Hyder Consulting GmbH Deutschland was tasked with planning these projects. more >

Re-routing the B36

Re-routing the B36

The national road B36 is the most important direct north-south connection between Karlsruhe and the municipalities of Hardtwaldes up to Rastatt. At Durmersheim the road is split into two lanes, one going through Durmersheim and Bietigheim and the other bypassing Ötigheim. more >

Linking the Rostock Tram Network

Linking the Rostock Tram Network

By order of the Rostocker Straßenbahn AG and the DB Station & Service AG Hamburg the Rostock tram lines were linked to the rail network of the German Federal Railways. Train travellers are now able to get to the city centre qu... more >

Building the 4th Elbe Tunnel Tube

Building the 4th Elbe Tunnel Tube

The acronym TRUDE means, in German, "Tief runter unter die Elbe" (deep down under the Elbe). Trude is the biggest shield-tunnelling machine worldwide with a diameter of 14.20 m. It drilled its way under the Elbe from south to n... more >

Yongwu – Heading up into the Interior

Yongwu – Heading up into the Interior

Planning the Yongwu motorway was a special task for the Fujian Communication Planning and Design Institute of Fuzhou. This 200km-long motorway will link the centre and the western part of Fujian, a province in southeast China. more >