How A46 Binley achieved better, faster, more data-driven decisions

Sensat's digital twin of A46 Binley flyover

The project

In March 2020, the Octavius team began building the new A46 flyover over the Binley junction near Coventry. As a critical junction, the Octavius team needed to keep traffic flowing through the area during the project. However, this also subjected teams to the risk of live highways which needed strict health and safety management.

The solution

From the get-go Octavius partnered with Sensat, leaning into Sensat’s enhanced data capture and visualisation technology, to help deliver the programme. Over 18 months, Sensat was fed remotely captured data to create a state-of-the-art 2D and 3D digital twin of the site. This helped the interdisciplinary project teams to visualise the intricate site and its changes throughout the construction stage.


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Summary table

The team needed a fast and accurate way to track progress remotely.Progress updates were assessed remotely via Sensat with monthly updates captured remotely in just 2 hours.
Enhancing stakeholder collaboration.With unlimited user access to the Sensat platform, multiple teams have been able to access a digital site replica of the Binley junction, upload data and access others information to make better, data-driven decisions.
Octavius had no way to visualise data in the context of the real world.Sensat’s Common Visualisation Environment provided an up-to-date backdrop that technical design and project data could be overlaid over for a more holistic understanding.
Data sets were siloed by team or system.Using Sensat teams unlocked insights from project data the team already possessed.
Octavius wanted to make the project more sustainableOctavius was able to save 7.4 tonnes of CO2 as a result of fewer trips to site and relying on the digital twin.

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