Reality Computing for Infrastructure

2_LiDARMy long time friend Terry Bennett has written an important article entitled, “Reality Computing for Civil Infrastructure” that was published in Informed Infrastructure. Terry has a unique, global perspective in his role as senior industry program manager and chief strategist for civil infrastructure at Autodesk.

The concept of “reality computing” is an important one, but it’s not easily defined. I think Terry provides some insight here:

Therefore, the integration of the physical world into the digital design and delivery process is particularly important for civil infrastructure projects. Reality Computing technologies help civil engineers digitally capture existing conditions of the area below and around a proposed infrastructure project, digitally design the project in the context of that setting, and digitally reshape existing terrain and build new infrastructure.

What do you think?

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