As BIM gains ground in transportation infrastructure, with 52% of contractors now deploying it in their projects, BIM is fast becoming a “must-have” – reducing risk and waste, and enabling a more responsible way to design, build, operate and maintain roads, bridges, and more.
But how does that translate to the nuts and bolts of on-the-ground real-life projects? How and where does BIM fit into the lifecycle of a project? And, how can you use BIM to connect each phase for more effective results.
City and county infrastructure designers and civil engineers won’t want to miss this unique webinar series taking place every Tuesday through May 2017.
Join a host of familiar Autodesk faces as they walkthrough the phases of a challenging roadway project. From gathering data about the existing situation, producing a project concept, moving that concept to the detailed design phase, conducting additional analysis, and finally creating compelling visualizations to share with project stakeholders, including low cost virtual reality.
BIM, a process for creating and using a 3D intelligent model for planning, designing, building, and managing infrastructure, is used across multiple industries to get accessible and actionable insight throughout project lifecycles. BIM improves coordination, creates and delivers intelligent models, and reduces rework and material waste.
Since utilities drive some of the largest construction budgets, applying the principles of BIM as you update old and build new infrastructure can improve cost control and reduce construction waste below the typical 30% level. How?
The “Internet of Things” – it’s everywhere right now!
The “Internet of Things” or IoT, for short, refers to the next evolution of the internet when everyday objects are networked to the web and each other. Smart watches, connected cars, appliances, houses, and more – very soon every physical thing will be accessible through the internet.
In government, the uses are also equally infinite - from monitoring the building energy use (currently happening over at the General Services Administration) to tracking vehicle locations and maneuvers (being explored by the DoD).
Do you with work with GIS data in ESRI’s MDB or GDB file formats? Autodesk has noticed that many of its government users are, which is why they want you know that AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D allows you to import this data.
To connect with an ESRI personal or file geodatabase you’ll need the following:
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) operates one of the most automated water systems in the U.S. But it wasn’t always that way.
LVVWD started life as an engineering firm responsible for designing a water system that delivered clean, affordable water to the people of Las Vegas. This huge endeavor involved the design of 250 miles of pipeline all of which had to be installed, constructed and inspected every year.
When you're responsible for managing transportation infrastructure, field personnel and vehicles, having up-to-date information about locations and status is mission critical. To optimize resource coordination, central operations must be able to pinpoint infrastructure, assets, and employees. And communication channels must be strong to keep field workers and headquarters staff on the same page.
Here’s just a few ways that transportation agencies are using Google Solutions:
CAD News & Tips for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, tips, events, and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: