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20 COVER FEATURE possessing a population smaller than that of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Per th – is perfect for a smar t city project. “A delaide is an ideal location for a smar t city because it is the per fect size for generating innovation and developing strong, mutually-beneficial relationships that will keep that momentum going,” he says. Auhl says an IoT Innovation Hub aims to encour age star t-ups, researchers, students and entrepreneurs to develop applications through the AdelaideFree wi-fi net work , launched in 2014. “ There’s a blanket coverage of free public wi-fi to all of our residents and tourists and people visiting our beautiful city,” Auhl says. “ It’s a fantastic lever aging of that platfor m to look at what else we could star t to do. “ We’ve really looked at how we can use smar t city technology, and IoT technology par ticularly, to star t looking at value-adding into customer’s experience of city services.” Auhl says while there are a number of pilot projects under way, the city is focusing its current effor ts on smar t parking and smar t lighting. “Our city and our state have real ambitions around becoming car bon-neutr al,” Auhl explains. “ We see these two projects as playing a really impor tant par t in that car bon-neutr al ambition.” Some of the technologies being trialled are sensor s in or around car parking spaces. Auhl says statistics suggest as much as 40% of Adelaide’s traffic is created by people trying to find a car park. “ People potentially choose not to access the city’s ser vices because it’s sometimes problematic finding a car park,” Auhl says. “ If we can change that experience, we think that’s a real game- changer for Adelaide.” Adelaide aspires to become an infringement- free city, and Auhl believes smar t city technology will provide the tools to achieve that. “ Imagine walking into one of the shopping precincts and getting a reminder that your car park is about to expire and how you could actually ex tend that parking service for a period of time from your smar t phone,” he enthuses. “ Or, as you’re BIM The AU$27 billion Crossrail project has gained fame as Europe’s largest construction undertaking. But what many people don’t know is the Crossrail team is not just creating one railway underneath bustling London city, but two. “We’re building a physical railway and a virtual railway,” Crossrail’s Head of Technical Information Malcolm Taylor says. “That virtual railway is being used to manage the physical railway.” That virtual model is created and managed through building information modelling, or BIM. This year, the UK Government has begun mandating the use of BIM in virtually all government projects. A widely-praised benefit of BIM is its ability to provide ‘a single source of truth’ model, that all designers and contractors work from and add to. For the Crossrail team, who was dealing with 25 different designers and has seen 10,000 people working across more than 40 construction sites, this was vital. There is no doubt in Taylor’s mind: using BIM has saved time and money during Crossrail’s construction. But having a single source of truth will also prove invaluable when it comes to managing the asset when it opens in 2018. “It’ll make operating and maintaining the railways in the future more efficient and effective,” he says. 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