Municipal infrastructure engineering projects like mass rapid transit, improved sewers, and water mains have been booming over the last few years due to population growth and a focus on better urban planning to do more with existing city-owned property and road networks. For every project, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is required to do a full investigation of existing underground assets before the design is complete and certainly before shovels hit the ground. In this session we will first look at various best practices using AutoCAD Civil 3D software to build intelligence into SUE data sets and Navisworks software for performing clash analysis between existing utility objects and design objects. We will then end the session using InfraWorks 360 software to present our combined model to others in the Project Team. Using InfraWorks 360-Collaboration software, the session will show some inventive mobile field capability for viewing, photo, and data capture that you can post to the model.
- Learn how subsurface utility engineering can benefit from 3D modeling
- Learn the workflows required to perform clash detection between utility and design data sets
- Learn the workflows required to build the enhanced model using InfraWorks 360
- Learn about mobile technology for viewing and augmenting the model with photos and data capture
Jeff Lyons is a mining engineering technologist from the Haileybury School of Mines (Northern College) in Canada. Lyons is now the founding partner of AEC Solutions, offering a cloud-based service used for cost estimating, construction administration, and mobile field inspection. He is also the president of Landproject, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) services firm working on large infrastructure projects in Canada. Between 2010 and 2013, Lyons was the resource manager for land development and the business unit manager for the BIM Solutions Team at Cole Engineering Group in Markham, Ontario. Prior to joining Cole, Lyons was with Autodesk Canada as the AutoCAD Civil 3D software territory manager, working with the Autodesk Channel and clients to increase AutoCAD Civil 3D software product adoption across Ontario. With over 20 years in the municipal and land development industry, Lyons continues to build advanced solutions for those who work with him at AEC Solutions/Landproject.