The role of geotechnical data in Building Information Modelling

By R. J. Chandler, I. D. McGregor & G.R. Morin

Australian – New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012). 15th – 18th July 2012

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming an important tool in civil engineering both in the infrastructure design and construction process. BIM uses an intelligent model that provides insight for creating and managing building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. The rich information in the intelligent model enables visualization, simulation, and collaboration that together allow better decision-making to be possible within the whole project team.