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Geotechnical BIM: Applying BIM Principles to the Subsurface

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    While the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has grown massively in recent years, too frequently it appears to start from the ground up with the geology and subsurface being ignored. This is a significant omission, as the whole premise of BIM is to reduce costs by reducing risk at the early design stage and throughout the lifetime of the project. This class will look at how the core BIM principles of data sharing, collaboration, and process can be used and applied to the geotechnical process, illustrated with the case study: Silvertown Road Tunnel. It will highlight the use of tools like AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks software, together with HoleBASE SI, to enable the combination of information from previous projects together with a wide range of other data sources, maps, drawings, and models. This leads to a better understanding of the site and improved processes to model and visualize geology and subsurface data with the wider team, which will ultimately help to reduce risk and save money. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360. AIA Approved

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how the general principles of BIM can be applied to the subsurface
    • Learn about the use of tools such as HoleBASE SI to efficiently collate and manage geotechnical data
    • Learn how AutoCAD Civil 3D can be used to model and visualize subsurface data
    • Get techniques for sharing geotechnical data with the wider construction team