3D Modeling in Construction

3D modeling technology creates a digital jobsite and allows construction teams virtual opportunities such as transfer of GPS data, simulations, and automated machine guidance.

As construction processes become more automated, it is important for local agencies to understand the three-dimensional (3D) modeling tools available for construction projects. 3D modeling encompasses a variety of topics, and can be implemented in all phases of a project, including planning, design, surveying, and construction. 3D modeling is also helpful for establishing 'as-built' construction drawings, which is beneficial for documentation, maintenance, and future expansion plans.