CDM Smith wins Award for “Best Use of Geotechnical Data on an International Project”
In order to implement the current project, CDM Smith piloted their approach by developing a 3D BIM ground model of the Oberhausen-Emmerich railway extension line (length over 70 km). This was generated using several hundred boreholes and geotechnical reports as well as further external data. The model, which visually and data-technically summarises all relevant subsoil information, makes it possible to work together with all other disciplines in a more time- and cost-efficient manner. In addition to data acquisition, the model was also used to clearly demonstrate the great potential of 3D ground modelling using BIM for increasing efficiency in geotechnical planning.
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