Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM allows considered design optioneering and refinement at the outset of a project; minimises geotechnical risk in construction and enables cost-effective repairs and maintenance of assets throughout the project’s lifetime. Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald.
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The Case for BIM in Geotechnical Data

Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM allows considered design optioneering and refinement at the outset of a project; minimises geotechnical risk in construction and enables cost-effective repairs and maintenance of assets throughout the project’s lifetime. Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald.

Getting the Message Across

Applying Building Information Modelling principles to geotechnical data will reinforce the message that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project – not just site investigation, argues Gary Morin, Technical Director, Keynetix.

[Editor] In this contributed article, Gary describes the justification for using BIM for geotechnical data.  Among those benefits are the ability to perform detailed alternatives analysis and optioneering, reduction of risk during construction, and the ability to perform cost-effective repairs and maintenance during the lifetime of the geotechnical asset. Click through to read the full article. Keynetix is a sponsor of GeoPrac.net. [/Editor]

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