• Summary:- The so-called Virtual Construction technology promotes a wide use of digital mock-ups and computer simulations for modelling the tri-dimensional (3D) geometry and analysing the behaviours of a structure. The aim is to identify and anticipate problems as soon as possible during the design and construction processes in order to make the most adequate decision in the right time. A global management and storage of all the data defining the structure guarantee to all the stakeholders access to the right updated information and will avoid re-keying the needed data.The present presentation provides an overview on the use of that technology in civil engineering based on a contractor's experience. Promising results have been identified when using a stand-alone system. Problems remain to be solved when applying it in a collaborative environment. The important facet is not the tools availability but the ability of an organisation to adopt virtual construction and reap the benefits that the technology can bring. As such, the need to get the company culture and process in place is paramount.
  • Keywords:- Building Information Model, Virtual Construction, computer simulation.
  • Duration:- 13:00 minutes
  • Event:- Helsinki