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Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books: DORTS’ 30+ Years of Experience to Share and Pass On

  • Source: Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government
  • Date: 2022-03-02
  • Why do DORTS need to launch Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books
    The Taipei MRT network is the first of its kind domestically and was initially reliant on foreign experts for providing technology and experience. To date, after conquering a wide variety of difficulties, a network of 152 km with 131 stations has been completed. As a benchmark for domestic MRT construction, DORTS has established a knowledge base to preserve the accumulated MRT technological skills and will continue to refine MRT construction technology through practical experience and learning. In order to pass on MRT knowledge and experience, DORTS released a 30-volume series of deluxe MRT engineering books which is a detailed record of the wisdom accumulated by DORTS through the process of promoting local engineering and construction.
    How do DORTS launch Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books
    The Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books are Taiwan’s first complete literature of knowledge about MRT construction experience and technology, and the series records knowledge gained by the MRT construction team over several decades. It was written by the highly-experienced staff of DORTS, all of whom are senior colleagues who have actually participated in design and construction, published in succession from 2006 to 2016, where 60 volumes have been completed. DORTS stated that because technological methods change daily and considerable knowledge and experience has been accumulated over the years, the series of books that have been published in the past have been reassembled and compiled into 30 volumes for publication.
    What is included in DORTS’ Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books?
    The Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books include a 20-volume civil engineering series and a 10-volume mechanical and electrical series; furthermore, the content includes new norms, new construction methods, and new cases adopted at the time that the Xinyi line, Songshan line, Circular line, Taichung Green line and the Wanda line were constructed.
    What is special in DORTS’ Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books?
    The construction of the MRT is relatively complex compared to other general domestic civil engineering projects. Furthermore, the core technology integrates professional fields such as network planning, civil engineering HVAC design, E&M systems, plan integration, construction management, construction supervision, and joint development. In order to facilitate the transfer of MRT professional technical experience, DORTS was specifically requested to spend at least one year to recompile their new construction methods, experience, and cases into this 30-volume MRT series to share Taipei MRT’s 34 years of construction experience. DORTS has completed the nation’s first set of documents related to MRT construction experience and technology, which is simultaneously an outstanding achievement in knowledge management on the part of the DORTS’ construction teams.
    What are the benefits of DORTS’ Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books?
    In addition to that the Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books were written by senior DORTS colleagues, senior retirees were also invited to serve as reviewers for the highlights of the new edition series. These retired colleagues have more than 30 years of experience in the construction of the Taipei Metropolitan MRT system and comprehensive construction qualifications. In fact, it could be said that they are the top professionals in the domestic MRT construction industry. These senior colleagues had not only completed the transfer of their experience from the initial period onward and assisted DORTS in building knowledge assets, but also helped the country to build more abundant wisdom and skills. The publication of this MRT series is the most precious treasure of knowledge in the field of railway construction. In the future, the domestic railway industry as well as young students will be able to learn the most comprehensive MRT knowledge from this series of books. DORTS hopes that nurturing successors will enable MRT knowledge to be spread while also developing future MRT talent, and this is the most significant meaning and essence of the publication of this series of books.
    What can I find DORTS’ Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books?
    The Deluxe Edition MRT Technological Books have been distributed to relevant libraries and domestic engineering units. Members of the public can directly browse the series on the DORTS official website e-bookcase or read them on the Taipei City Library’s “HyRead.” The popularity of this series of e-books will continue to increase in the future, and the seeds of the MRT will be spread through multiple channels. In the future, DORTS hopes to be able to continue to increase the popularity of the electronic version of this series and will share MRT knowledge through multiple channels.
    In response to the continuous advance of construction technology, the refinement of Taipei MRT construction will ceaselessly continue. In the future, DORTS will continue to engage in dialogue with professionals in their fields of expertise and in the domestic railway industry to spark innovation that will be given back to national railway construction technology, introduce new international MRT technological knowledge domestically, and explore advancing professional MRT knowledge, so as to go hand-in-hand with the domestic railway industry to usher Taiwan in its new era of rail construction.