KCI Technologies is developing roadway conceptual designs for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Big Indian Creek Bridge replacement. They needed to minimize impact to park resources and avoid utility conflicts, coordinating between the client, utility owners, and stakeholders. KCI wanted to pilot reality modeling as a QA/QC tool for roadway, drainage, and utility models to communicate and optimize the roadway design concept.
They selected ContextCapture to process drone-captured aerial photos into a reality mesh of the project site. Using MicroStation, KCI integrated the mesh with the BIM models created in OpenRoads, producing a transparent digital view to determine any conflicts between the design models and the existing on-site conditions. The 3D mesh enhanced general constructability reviews and put design concerns in context, providing instant insight and fostering communication among all stakeholders and the client. They expect to extend the use of the reality model into final design, construction stages, and beyond.