Bentley Systems has opened up its LEGION Simulator and OpenBuildings Station Designer software for facilities managers to incorporate pedestrian simulation methodologies across their planning and operations teams
With social distancing and crowd management at the forefront of global concerns, OpenBuildings Station Designer and LEGION Simulator software can help station owners, planning and design firms, and facilities operators to develop models, simulate crowd movement, analyse foot traffic, and optimise space utilisation of infrastructure assets such as rail and metro stations, airports, retail and commercial complexes, hospitals, and stadiums.
OpenBuildings Station Designer’s BIM environment provides 3D context for LEGION’s included pedestrian simulation to create an operational digital twin to improve safety, efficiency, and security while mitigating risk.
The LEGION Simulator and OpenBuildings Station Designer offers the continued long-term benefits of a BIM collaboration environment that avoids data silos, coordination delays, and other limitations that result from the separation of planning and design workflows.
LEGION Simulator helps users:
- Validating social distancing plans while helping to ensure safe operations;
- Ensuring space maximisation, activities distribution and controlled egress/ingress;
- Modeling safe and comfortable wayfinding strategies and evacuation plans; and
- Providing virtual, collaborative planning, design and operations reviews.
Ken Adamson, vice president, design integration for Bentley, said: “We are going through extraordinary times and change will be a constant reality in the months and years ahead. Bentley’s OpenBuildings Station Designer and LEGION Simulator enable planners, architects, engineers, and operators to apply digital twin approaches to solve today’s design and operation challenges more quickly, efficiently, and safely across rail and metro stations, airports, and other public buildings and amenities.”
Cameron MacDonald, technical director, operations advisory, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, said: “Atkins has collaborated successfully with LEGION for over 20 years, and we look forward to building upon our own thought leadership on Covid-19 and for the Transport Sector by applying LEGION’s simulations for social distancing in response to requests by our metro clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia.”