Integration of BIM and other Innovative Technologies to Enhance the Sustainable Design of Geotechnical Works
Recent advancements in smart technologies, such as building information modeling (BIM) and digital twin systems, offer promising opportunities to enhance geotechnical practices. The integration of smart technology in geotechnical engineering has provided innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by engineers, geologists and construction professionals. For example, Dynamo visual programming is used to develop scripts within Civil 3D and Revit software for modeling subsurface conditions and proposed soil nailing works for slope upgrading projects, as well as to facilitate data exchange in tunnel projects. Handheld laser scanning devices are utilized to generate 3D point clouds of the existing conditions, which are then converted into BIM-compatible models through photogrammetry. The use of these tools and technologies provides many benefits, including improved accuracy and efficiency, as well as reduced costs. The integration of BIM, digital twins, and tools such as Dynamo scripts, handheld LiDAR scanning, and UAV photogrammetry has proven to be a game-changer in the field of geotechnical engineering, providing new and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by engineers, geologists and construction professionals.
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