Collaborative Mechanisms in High-Speed Rail Hub Design in China: Opportunities and Challenges

With the rapid expansion of the High-Speed Rail (HSR) network in China and endorsement of the Transit-First policies from the government. China now witnesses the booming of multimodal transit facilities. On the other hand, architects are lacking in real-world experience of handling "mass transit-oriented" facilities involving complex vehicular/pedestrian movements and an effective "way-finding" system. Typical opportunities and challenges facing project management teams and stakeholders are summarized in this paper. Stakeholder-oriented collaborative mechanisms are proposed which focus on communication and mutual understanding. Examples are given to demonstrate how such a mechanism is utilized in transportation analysis of the HSR design. Suggestions are proposed for an HSR project management team - as well as stakeholders - to further enhance the collaboration and how to adapt international experiences to local conditions and characteristics. Through an integrated design process, both the technical and management skills of the multi-disciplinary team are brought up to a new level.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1538-1551
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01532898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:03PM