Geographic information systems (GIS) have long been used to model the environment and to perform 2D spatial analyses of large areas. However, with the increasing availability of computing power, advanced data acquisition methods, and automated workflows that generate detailed 3D data, GIS models have become increasingly detailed and started to contain models of individual buildings—the traditional domain of building information modelling (BIM). This session will explore the convergence of location information and AEC, where BIM and GIS overlap.
Micah Callough, Esri
I think we can all agree that location matters. And if so why is location always seems to be adjacent to the Design and Engineering process? With the recent focus on funding and developing many new infrastructure and building projects, now is the time to think more sustainable. Now is the time to think and act creatively by blending content (BIM) and context (GIS) to make more informed design decisions earlier on in our projects. Taking this step bridges a gap between two long-standing and very separated processes common in the AEC world. Additionally, it positions our owner-operators (those who commission the development of these projects) to be more successful asset managers over time by being aligned throughout the entire lifecycle of a project from planning to handover. In this session, we will explore how location and the Geographic Approach helps to shape a new way of thinking in the AEC space.
Session moderated by Jonathan Klein, Managing Director, PropTech Consulting.
Session format includes brief presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.