BIM Belowground

by Gary Morin, Technical Director; Keynetix Ltd., Redditch, UK,
Scott L. Deaton, Ph.D., President; Dataforensics, LLC, Atlanta, GA,
Roger Chandler, Ph.D., Managing Director; Keynetix Ltd., Redditch, UK,
Simon Miles, C.ENG., Principal Geotechnical Engineer; Atkins, London, UK,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 9, Pg. 66-71

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Despite the wider use of building information modeling (BIM), the practice frequently focuses on aboveground details to the exclusion of those below the surface. But the BIM techniques used in the design of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel, in London, illustrate the advantages of incorporating geotechnical considerations into the broader BIM framework.

Subject Headings: Building information modeling | Terrain models | Building design | Tunnels | Frames | Geotechnical models | Structural models | London | United Kingdom | Europe

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