11.01.2022

Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project

After two tendering rounds with, at first, four tenderers, Sporveien, the operator of Oslo City’s public transport system, awarded the contract for equipping the metro with a CBTC system to Siemens. R+R has edited the price formats, evaluated the commercial tenders, and supported the negotiations. At the same time, in the Datalink sub-project, Sporveien procures the communication services and the necessary upgrading of the communication infrastructure.

01.11.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

Twenty years ago, a serious fire disaster occurred in the Gotthard motorway tunnel. To commemorate this event, the «SRF Aktuell» TV program has produced a report on road tunnel safety in Switzerland, which was broadcast on October 21, 2021. Many lessons have been learned from this disaster. By using the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel, now under construction, as an example, the FEDRO project managers explain recent developments concerning the safety of road tunnels.

Tunnelsicherheit 20 Jahre nach dem Gotthardunglück

24.08.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

The main construction work for the Weiningen motorway exit and the covered road section will start on August 16, 2021. The Weiningen exit will be relocated and moved around 200m closer to the Limmattalerkreuz junction. In addition, all three Gubrist tunnel tubes will be extended by a new 100m covered motorway section. This will reduce the noise and pollution levels of the adjacent residential areas. From mid-August, the top pavement layer of the roadway in the new third Gubrist tunnel tube will be installed over a period of approximately 3 weeks. Thus, most of the construction work will have been completed. In autumn 2021, installation of the traffic control and safety systems for the third Gubrist tunnel tube will start.

05.07.2021

R+R has moved

Since June 1, 2021, the R+R offices have been moved into new premises on the 6th floor of the Duplex building in Baden at Brown Boveri Strasse 12. As before, we are still at a very central location within the city of Baden. As you notice, we also took the opportunity to update our website. We hope you enjoy the new content, and we look forward to welcoming you in our new offices at the next opportunity.

News
11.01.2022
Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project
01.11.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
24.08.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
05.07.2021
R+R has moved
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

A1 ROADWAY MAINTENANCE PROJECT BRÜTTISELLEN INTERSECTION

The Brüttisellen intersection links the A1 with the A53. The heavy volume of traffic leads to regular jams. Due to the poor condition of the two dual bridges, repairs are required in advance of the comprehensive renewal of the Zurich East – Effretikon section.

The Brüttisellen intersection was built in 1974. The Haldenbrücke bridge and the underpass for the connecting road are reinforced concrete composite bridges with lengths of 184 meters and 86 meters respectively. The choice of the foundation in difficult, non-homogeneous subsoil deliberately took account of differences in the settlement of the abutments and supports. The settlement differences are compensated by removing washers. For this compensation to remain possible, the bridges had to be raised to their original levels in 2012/2013. Due to the high volume of traffic, the condition of the two bridges requires reinforcements for the steel girders and total renewal of the corrosion protection. Traffic safety was improved by adjustments to the traffic routing in the area of the entrance to the A1 in the direction of Zurich.

The refurbishment work was brought forward in response to the results of the structural engineering investigations. The comprehensive repair and renewal of the Zurich-East to Effretikon section of the national highway is scheduled between 2025 and 2030. R+R provided assistance for the overall management of the project by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), Winterthur Branch, by way of client support during the implementation of the project. Key aspects of this support included procurement, meetings and project controlling. R+R was also entrusted with quality assurance by the client. High-quality documentation and professional dealings with external parties, together with plans and reports that are error-free and consistent insofar as possible, are prerequisites for the efficient provision of services, a high quality of execution and minimal additional costs due to changes and adjustments to specified requirements for building contractors.

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
2010 – 2014

Project costs
30 Mio. CHF

Project type
Road

Services
Project Management

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning
Project Planning and Organization
Project Controlling
Procurement
Professional Support
Communication Support

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Christoph Marti

Consultant, managing director, member of the board of directors