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Streamlining Open-Channel Design with BIM Execution Plan and Automation

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    The "Canal do Sertão Alagoano" is an important initiative of the Brazilian government that aims to combat drought by providing access to water for various purposes, such as rural and urban human consumption, livestock watering, and irrigation. The successful implementation of this project can serve as a model for other regions facing similar challenges. In this session, you'll learn more about the implementation of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) in a 27 km section of an open channel design. We'll highlight the collaboration between the design and construction teams and the clients through a common data environment (CDE). We'll discuss the complexity of 3D modeling for open channels in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, the use of Subassembly Composer to automate channel sections with multilayered earth fill, and the use of self-adjusting earth embankments to accommodate different soil materials. We'll also cover the use of Dynamo for minor automation and Navisworks software for design simulation.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about the implementation process of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) for open channel design.
    • Gain insight into the collaboration between design and construction teams and owners through a CDE.
    • Learn 3D modeling techniques for open channels in Civil 3D.
    • Discover how to use Dynamo and Navisworks for minor automation and planned simulations in your work.