Itinerario ferroviario Napoli-Bari, tratta Frasso Telesino-S. Lorenzo


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L’itinerario Napoli – Bari è parte integrante del Corridoio ferroviario Scandinavia-Mediterraneo della Rete Transeuropea dei Trasporti (TEN-T). L’intervento di potenziamento in corso di realizzazione consiste nel raddoppio e nella velocizzazione fino a 200 km/h di alcune tratte dell’attuale linea al fine di incrementarne la capacità, la frequenza e la regolarità dei servizi di trasporto, migliorare l’accessibilità del territorio e facilitare gli spostamenti da Bari verso Napoli e Roma: nel 2026, alla conclusione prevista dei lavori, sarà possibile andare da Bari a Roma in c.a. 3 ore e a Napoli in c.a. 2 ore. L’intera opera, realizzata per lotti funzionali che saranno progressivamente attivati all’esercizio, costerà in totale 6,2 miliardi di Euro, in gran parte finanziati dallo Stato Italiano con partecipazione anche di fondi EU. L’opera si pone anche l’obiettivo di piena integrazione del sistema ferroviario con il tessuto regionale costituito da nodi urbani, portuali, aeroportuali e logistici. La linea sarà, inoltre, affiancata da altre infrastrutture lineari in modo da costituire un “Corridoio Multifunzionale”, caratterizzato dalla dorsale ferroviaria, da una dorsale di trasmissione elettrica, che consentirà – nel medio termine – di aumentare il bilanciamento e il carico in tempo reale delle energie rinnovabili e che – nel lungo termine – sarà parte della “European Supergrid 2050”, e da una dorsale digitale che consentirà di connettere con fibra ottica i territori attraversati e le stazioni ferroviarie.

La certificazione Envision ottenuta da RFI è relativa alla tratta Frasso Telesino – Telese – S. Lorenzo dall’estensione di c.a. 21 km: essa collegherà le aree dei Comuni beneventani di Frasso Telesino, Telese e San Lorenzo Maggiore, attraverso una serie di interventi di raddoppio, in variante e in affiancamento della linea esistente, di realizzazione di nuove stazioni ferroviarie, ma soprattutto di potenziamento dell’accessibilità alle aree interessate dal progetto.

L’orientamento della progettazione e della realizzazione delle opere verso la sostenibilità contribuisce a mitigare gli impatti sulle comunità interessate dal progetto e sull’ambiente, a ridurre i costi a vita intera dell’opera, inclusi quelli di realizzazione, di gestione e manutenzione della stessa, e ad aumentare l’efficienza del progetto conseguendo importanti risparmi in termini economici e temporali. Tale impegno è stato ratificato dal raggiungimento del livello massimo di certificazione “Platinum”, al termine di un processo condotto con successo da RFI grazie anche alle sinergie attivate con la Regione Campania attraverso un tavolo tecnico di coordinamento dei numerosi attori coinvolti con gli obiettivi di  identificare gli elementi di sostenibilità del progetto e di massimizzare gli effetti di sviluppo territoriale indotti dall’opera e dalla sua integrazione con le altre infrastrutture lineari.

Tra i fattori che hanno contribuito al raggiungimento del massimo livello di certificazione conseguibile, figurano:

•      la condivisione con gli Stakeholder: infatti la nuova linea AV/AC Napoli – Bari è stata concepita come un’opera che connette e non attraversa soltanto i territori. La connessione con le aree industriali e produttive permetterà di generare importanti iniziative logistiche nelle aree del Sannio e dell’Irpinia. Uno degli aspetti che abbiamo curato maggiormente con il protocollo Envision è stato quello di elaborare un quadro condiviso e trasparente verso l’esterno con tutti gli Enti Locali per realizzare un progetto che avesse ricadute concrete per le comunità locali. In questo modo è stato possibile promuovere e valutare sinergie, opportunità ed efficienza dell’opera e dell’intero contesto infrastrutturale, ambientale, economico e sociale. Inoltre, accorciando notevolmente le distanze tra le grandi aree metropolitane del Sud e riducendo i tempi di percorrenza tra Bari, Napoli e Roma. L’opera potrà avere anche l’effetto di rivitalizzare le aree oggi soggette a fenomeni di spopolamento.

•      la salvaguardia degli elementi peculiari del territorio: la progettazione dell’intervento è stata, infatti, elaborata secondo il principio fondamentale di tutela dell’ambiente e nel rispetto degli ambiti territoriali ed ambientali interferiti. Il progetto del tratto Frasso Telesino – San Lorenzo preserva la qualità paesaggistica ed ecologica dei luoghi, prevedendo il riutilizzo e il recupero della maggior parte dei materiali di scavo, minimizzando al tempo stesso le interferenze con il territorio attraversato e assicurando elevati standard tecnico-qualitativi in fase realizzativa. La scelta del tracciato, tra le diverse alternative e varianti possibili, ha anche privilegiato soluzioni con impatti minori sugli habitat esistenti, salvaguardando ad esempio le aree di esondazione dei principali corsi d’acqua presenti sul territorio e cercando di minimizzare gli impatti sulle aree di produzione vinicola locale. Sono state privilegiate scelte progettuali come lo spostamento del tracciato, la disposizione delle pile dei viadotti esterne all’alveo, o la rimozione di alcuni tratti esistenti, sostituiti da parti in galleria, e da interventi di mitigazione come la rinaturalizzazione delle aree, il ripristino di fasce ripariali e delle attività agricole.

•         l’importanza della resilienza: la progettazione ha affrontato anche temi come la resilienza dell’opera ferroviaria nei confronti delle possibili minacce e vulnerabilità legate alle variazioni climatiche, alle condizioni geomorfologiche delle regioni interessate, ma anche alla variazione delle condizioni socio-economiche.

 

The Naples-Bari route is an integral part of the Scandinavia-Mediterranean railway corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The expansion work currently being carried out consists of doubling and speeding up to 200 km / h of some sections of the current line in order to increase the capacity, frequency and regularity of transport services, improve the accessibility of the territory and facilitate travel from Bari to Naples and Rome: in 2026, at the expected completion of the works, it will be possible to go from Bari to Rome in about  3 hours and in Naples in about 2 hours. The entire work, carried out for functional lots that will be progressively activated during the year, will cost a total of 6.2 billion euros, mostly financed by the Italian State with participation also of EU funds. The work also aims to fully integrate the railway system with the regional context  made up of urban, port, airport and logistics nodes. The line will also be flanked by other linear infrastructures in order to constitute a “Multifunctional Corridor”, characterized by the railway backbone, by an electric transmission backbone, which will allow – in the medium term – to increase the balancing and the load in real time of renewable energies and that – in the long term – will be part of the “European Supergrid 2050”, and of a digital backbone that will allow to connect the territories crossed and the railway stations with optical fiber.

The Envision-verification obtained by RFI relates to the Frasso Telesino – Telese – S. Lorenzo section of the extension of about 21 km: it will connect the areas of the Benevento Municipalities of Frasso Telesino, Telese and San Lorenzo Maggiore, through a series of doubling interventions, in variant and alongside the existing line, of the construction of new railway stations, but above all of strengthening the accessibility to the areas affected by the project.

The orientation of the design and construction of the works towards sustainability contributes to mitigating the impacts on the communities affected by the project and on the environment, to reduce the lifetime costs of the work, including those of construction, management and maintenance of the same , and to increase the efficiency of the project achieving important savings in economic and temporal terms. This commitment was ratified by the achievement of the maximum level of “Platinum” certification, at the end of a process conducted successfully by RFI thanks to the synergies activated with the Campania Region through a technical coordination table of the numerous actors involved with the objectives of identifying the elements of sustainability of the project and to maximize the effects of territorial development induced by the work and its integration with other linear infrastructures.

The factors that contributed to the achievement of the maximum achievable certification level include:

• sharing with stakeholders: in fact, the new AV / AC Naples – Bari line was conceived as a work that connects and does not cross only the territories. The connection with the industrial and production areas will allow to generate important logistic initiatives in the areas of Sannio and Irpinia. One of the aspects that we have taken care of the most with the Envision protocol has been to elaborate a shared and transparent framework outwards  with all the Local Authorities to carry out a project that had concrete repercussions for the local communities. In this way it was possible to promote and evaluate synergies, opportunities and efficiency of the work and of the entire infrastructural, environmental, economic and social context. Furthermore, by considerably shortening the distances between the large metropolitan areas of the South and reducing travel times between Bari, Naples and Rome. The work may also have the effect of revitalizing the areas now subject to depopulation.

• safeguarding the peculiar elements of the territory: the planning of the intervention was, in fact, elaborated according to the fundamental principle of environmental protection and in respect of the interfered territorial and environmental areas. The project of the Frasso Telesino – San Lorenzo section preserves the landscape and ecological quality of the places, foreseeing the reuse and recovery of most of the excavated materials, minimizing at the same time the interferences with the territory crossed and ensuring high technical and qualitative standards in implementation phase. The choice of the route, among the different alternatives and possible variants, has also favored solutions with minor impacts on existing habitats, safeguarding for example the areas of flooding of the main waterways present in the territory and trying to minimize the impacts on the local wine production areas. Preference was given to design choices such as the displacement of the route, the arrangement of the stacks of viaducts outside the riverbed, or the removal of some existing sections, replaced by tunnel parts, and mitigation measures such as the re-naturalization of areas, the restoration of riparian strips and agricultural activities.

• the importance of resilience: the project has also addressed issues such as the resilience of the railway work towards possible threats and vulnerabilities linked to climatic variations, the geomorphological conditions of the regions concerned, but also the variation of socio-economic conditions.


 

Eagle Creek Airpark Taxiway B

The Eagle Creek Airpark Taxiway B project in Indianapolis, Indiana is the recent recipient of the Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure. This project involves the rehabilitation, widening and relocation of Taxiway B at Eagle Creek Airpark, a General Aviation airport owned by the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The main objectives of the project are to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s design standards, improve the condition of the pavement, and achieve required separation standards. The project also involves the replacement of existing lighting with LEDs.

The project design was led by Woolpert with C&S Engineers, Inc., serving as Envision Administrator.  The team worked in close collaboration with the IAA to deliver this award-winning, sustainable project.

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ISI Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Envision v3

It has been just over one year since the release of Envision v3, the latest iteration of this leading sustainable infrastructure framework. This one-year anniversary is an opportune time to reflect not only on the past 12 months since the release of the Envision v3 Guidance Manual, but also on the history of how we got to where we are today.

Envision was developed as a resource to support the planning, design, and delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Publicly released seven years ago in April 2012, Envision was initially born out of a collaboration between the Harvard University’s Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and ISI which was founded by the American Public Works Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The first framework of its kind in North America, Envision has been used to credential more than 8,000 professionals in the infrastructure industry. ISI counts among its members more than 400 companies, government agencies, and universities committed to using Envision to develop more sustainable infrastructure. And to-date, 75 projects constituting more than US$20 billion in infrastructure development has been verified against the Envision credits.

Following the release of Envision and its establishment in the market, it was recognized that the custodianship and ongoing development of this resource belonged in the hands of the industry itself. This led to the establishment of the Envision Review Board (ERB) on May 1, 2015. As part of its first acts in 2015, the ERB began working on the development of the next iteration of Envision—known as Envision v3. After six years of applying Envision on billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure assets, the industry had progressed significantly, and ISI had learned a great deal about the Envision assessment process and how Envision was applied to real-world projects so it was time to capture those lessons learned and incorporate them into Envision v3. (Learn more about some of the main differences between Envision v2 and Envision v3 here.)

In addition to the technical work and oversight provided by the ERB, 65 professionals from across the United States and Canada -who were divided into 13 technical committees based on their expertise – contributed their knowledge to develop Envision v3. These experts spent a year reviewing the Envision credits and laying the foundation for Envision v3. The work of the technical committees was then carried forward by ISI staff and the Envision Review Board. A public comment period in 2017 provided a robust set of feedback which was the basis for the final round of improvements and modifications. The end result, with sponsorship support from the Envision Leadership Circle, Envision v3 Guidance Manual (Manual) was released one year ago in April 2018.

The release of the Manual was followed by the launch of a new Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) training course, a credential maintenance program for ENV SPs, an Envision verification program based on Envision v3, and the newly released Envision v3 Pre-Assessment Checklist.

On this important milestone in the history of ISI – the one-year anniversary since the launch of Envision v3 – we would like to thank the ERB and the dozens of industry experts who contributed their time and expertise to the development of Envision, and the members of the Envision Leadership Circle whose contributions helped make the development and launch of Envision v3 possible.

 

 

Vivion Transmission Main – Chouteau to Brighton

The Vivion Transmission Main – Chouteau to Brighton in Kansas City, Missouri earned the Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure.

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ISI Launches Video on Envision

Opening scene in ISI’s video promoting Envision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new video promoting Envision and ISI, which clearly illustrates the need for and outcomes of Envision.

This video serves as an elevator pitch to start the conversation around Envision, and the importance of planning, designing and building more sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It is a continued demonstration of ISI’s new vision of increased collaboration and engagement, and better equipping stakeholders with more tools to promote the importance of sustainable infrastructure globally.

Watch the video HERE.

 

Scene in ISI’s video promoting Envision [from YouTube]

British Columbia Institute of Technology’s North Campus Infrastructure Project Earns Envision Gold

The North Campus Infrastructure Project at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, British Columbia is the recent recipient of the Envision®Gold award for sustainable infrastructure.

“The continuous community engagement throughout the North Campus Infrastructure Project has allowed BCIT to fully understand the needs of its community and to guide development and renewal opportunities that provide long-term benefits. This award further recognizes BCIT for its strong commitment and leadership in sustainability,” said Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT.

Funded by the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, and BCIT, the North Campus Infrastructure project provides a critical upgrade to the campus’ electrical infrastructure. Electrical power at the Burnaby Campus is currently provided through two on-campus high-voltage (HV) receiving stations called Goard Way and Canada Way, which are connected to the 12.5 kV HV service provided by BC Hydro.

BCIT worked in close collaboration with Stantec, PCL Constructors Westcoast, R.F. Binnie & Associates, and PFS Studio to deliver this award-winning sustainable project.

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Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at the San Diego International Airport earns Envision Gold

The Terminal 2 Parking at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) has received the Envision Gold award for sustainable infrastructure. This is the second project at SAN to receive an Envision award. To reach Gold status, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a wide range of heightened environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities.

“The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is committed to ensuring that all of our capital projects meet the highest standards of environmental and financial sustainability,” said Kim Becker, the Airport Authority’s President/CEO. “We could not be more proud that the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure has recognized our efforts with the Envision Gold award for the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza.”

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Envision v3 Pre-Assessment Checklist Is Now Available

April 29, 2019

ISI is pleased to announce the launch of the highly-anticipated Envision v3 Pre-Assessment Checklist. The launch of the checklist coincides with an important milestone for Envision v3: its one-year anniversary.

Screen capture of a portion of the “results” section in the Envision v3 Pre-Assessment Checklist

The checklist is an Excel-based tool to support the incorporation of Envision early in project planning and conceptual design phases. The checklist presents the Envision criteria as yes/no questions, helping project teams to quickly identify whether they are addressing the full range of sustainability criteria. While the results from a project assessment using the checklist do not directly correspond to Envision rating system scores, the results are presented as an estimate of the potential score a project may achieve should it proceed through third-party verification. Projects that address many of the assessment criteria demonstrate that their approach to sustainability is sufficiently broad and these projects may be good candidates for setting more detailed performance goals and objectives using the Envision guidance manual, and for verification and award.

The Envision v3 Pre-Assessment Checklist is free to use and is available for download from Envision account holders’ dashboards on the ISI website. Log in to the ISI website or create a free account to access this resource.

Fairfax County’s Huntington Levee Earns Envision Bronze

The Huntington Levee project in Fairfax County, Virginia is the recent recipient of the Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure.

The Huntington Levee project consists of two main elements: a levee that runs parallel to Cameron Run that consists of an earthen embankment and a series of steel-reinforced concrete panels formed in the shape of an I, known as an I-wall, as well as a two-stage pumping station located at the east end of the levee. The levee itself is 2,800 feet long, beginning west of Fenwick Drive and running eastward. The earthen embankment portion of the levee is between 6 and 11 feet high, with a 4-foot high I-wall situated on the top. The top of the levee is 13 feet wide and includes an 8-foot wide asphalt recreational trail. The project also includes a collection drain system to control ground water seepage, new storm drains to connect the existing storm drains to the pumping station, and concrete channels and a vegetated swale to divert stormwater collected behind the levee to the pumping station. The whole system has been designed to protect the community from extreme 100-year flooding events—floods that have a one per cent chance of occurring in any given year.

Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services delivered this award-winning sustainable project in close collaboration with lead engineer Arcadis U.S., Inc., whose team included Michael Baker International and William H. Gordon, Inc.  Regulatory partners included FEMA and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Archer Western was the construction contractor.

“This project is vital to ensuring the safety of the Huntington community from risks associated with flooding. Hundreds of people in the area can rest assured they are better protected as a result of this project,” said Melissa Peneycad, ISI’s Acting Managing Director. “ISI is pleased to award this project with Envision Bronze for sustainable infrastructure.”

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