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BIM for Civil Engineering

Use intelligent, connected BIM (Building Information Modeling) workflows to help improve the outcomes of your infrastructure projects.

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What is BIM in civil engineering?

BIM for civil projects improves outcomes with its ability to investigate multiple scenarios, providing data-driven assurance that projects can be delivered on schedule and on budget. BIM offers shared information throughout the project life cycle, driving compelling results.

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Why BIM is important for civil engineering?

Infrastructure projects today have become more complex. Implementing BIM facilitates project team collaboration; reducing errors, increasing cost predictability, and improving understanding.


Yachiyo Engineering accelerates the move to BIM with Autodesk.

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See how other civil engineers are using BIM

  • The LiRo Group’s East Side Access Grand Central Station New York City infrastructure project

    The LiRo Group & connected BIM

    BIM projects are distinguished by collaborative working and sharing of digital project information and virtual project models at The LiRo Group.

  • 3d model of major new highway

    COWI Works in New Ways

    COWI uses a 3D model of existing conditions to plan and visualize a major new highway.

  • Joost Schlebaum, BIM Manager from Arup discusses the use of Revit, InfraWorks and design automation on a complex bridge design

    Connected Bridge Design

    BIM and design automation helped Arup connect multidiscipline design workflows on the Tsuhoff Bridge project near Rotterdam.

BIM software for Civil Engineering

Autodesk’s collection of BIM software helps civil engineering professionals to work more efficiently across every phase of the project and improve outcomes.

Featured Resources

  • Connected BIM for transportation workflow model

    Value of BIM in Infrastructure

    This Dodge Data & Analytics SmartMarket report explores the use of BIM in transportation infrastructure for the United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany

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    Why and How of BIM for Infrastructure

    This three-whitepaper bundle uncovers why the civil engineering industry is moving to BIM and how your business can do the same.

  • Moving to digital infrastructure design processes

    The digitalization of infrastructure

    BIM, big data, cloud computing, and analytics are shaping the future of infrastructure projects, creating more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

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Extend the value of BIM

Integrate BIM and GIS to enable more collaborative workflows that advance understanding of projects in context, minimize data loss, and reduce inefficiencies.

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Useful links

Infrastructure Reimagined blog

Explore the latest trends and updates for BIM for civil infrastructure.