3D Modeling BIM Construction Laser Scanning Surveying

BIM and GIS Integration

graphic for BIM and GIS Integration

The AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry is treading the path of revolutionization with constant technological advancements. Revit 3D modeling is replacing the manual work but an unfortunate fact about the industry is losing critical data to date while navigating from various stages of project construction. The scenario likely seems to transform with the introduction of GIS (Geographic Information Science) in the AEC landscape. The evolution of the design and construction industry embraces the emergence of BIM and GIS integration into a comprehensive environment.

An article by Ankit Kansara at the VirtualBuilding Studio.

For instance, while shuttling data back and forth between phases of the usable life cycle of a bridge, it ends up in systems that recognize only their own data sets. As soon as that data is converted to align with the system format, it loses its authenticity and value.

It leads to manually recreating data for an earlier project phase, resulting in unnecessary rework. GIS data integration is the process of combining spatial data from a multitude of sources, generating an inclusive dataset for data analysis and better decision-making.

It encompasses different data sources and various formats to develop a unified database that deals with inconsistencies in data accuracy and quality.

Role of BIM and GIS Integration in AEC Projects

The AEC industry is switching from 2D drawings to interactive Revit 3D modeling processes for building design. It brings immense value to the design and construction process with a wide array of information about the project that facilitates seamless building construction.

The combination of BIM and GIS provides a methodical planning process, leading to a comprehensive work approach. The provision of a geospatial feature allows the designers to design in compliance with the surroundings of the project site.

The loss of data was a frequent occurrence during the construction process. BIM simulation ensures data consistency and safety within the system. The BIM and GIS integration helps in maintaining the building lifecycle and facilitates the efficient operation of community infrastructure.

Geospatial elements such as roads, transportation nodes, or built forms in the neighborhood, each form a significant part of the project on a micro level. These elements are catered to efficiently with the combined use of BIM and GIS technology.

For the complete article on BIM and GIS HERE.

Note – If you liked this post click here to stay informed of all of the 3D laser scanning, geomatics, UAS, autonomous vehicle, Lidar News and more. If you have an informative 3D video that you would like us to promote, please forward to editor@lidarnews.com and if you would like to join the Younger Geospatial Professional movement click here

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.