Creating Art AND Reducing Project Risk WITH 3D Modeling: Digital Insights Unearth Hidden Landscapes

by Michael Webster, Engineering geologist with Golder in Melbourne, Australia,,
Jennie Byron, Senior project GIS lead with Golder in Westborough, MA,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2020, Vol. 24, Issue 2, Pg. 58-63

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Humans have always lived in threedimensional space, with senses that evolved for a 3D environment. So, it’s perfectly natural that people can more quickly, easily, and fully understand something when it’s represented in a mode that suits human sensory perception. This is why advances in 3D modeling and associated 3D technologies are game changers for engineers, geologists, scientists, architects, designers, and other professionals — and for the stakeholders who want to understand the world around them and the projects that affect them.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Project management | Risk management | Landscaping | Human factors | Probe instruments | Game theory | Geology


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