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A Case Study of BIM Design for a Smart City with the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection

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    This session will cover a case study of BIM (Building Information Modeling) implementation for a complex urban project designed as a smart city. The 126-hectare project is called Garonne Eiffel, and sits in a large development area in Bordeaux, France. The heart of Garonne Eiffel is the Belvedere subdistrict, a 12-hectare (30 acre) area. BIM has been implemented on the Belvedere project, which is the first key step for a future smart city. We will present the project with its specific challenges (urban density, collaboration, technical complexity). We will discuss the BIM strategy applied, including good and not so good aspects. We will describe the workflows created with the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection to show how InfraWorks software, Civil 3D software, Revit software, and Navisworks software are key tools to urban design. We’ll show how we used InfraWorks to assemble Civil 3D modelization for the Belvedere project: buildings, roads, trees, and street equipment. And, we’ll show how Dynamo helped us improve our productivity.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to construct the BIM implementation for an urban project
    • Learn how to apply a BIM workflow with the AEC Collection on a complex urban project
    • Learn how to create an InfraWorks model assembled from Civil 3D modelization
    • Discover the benefits of BIM for building the future smart city