OMAHA, Neb. — As 3D design tools continue to gain ground in transportation, they will impact state agencies, municipalities, contractors and many others. Contractual 3D deliverables go a step further, using 3D models as the binding legal deliverable for horizontal projects rather than traditional 2D plans.
HDR’s latest Experts Talk interview introduces Will Sharp, HDR’s highways director, and Connor Christian, transportation BIM program manager. The pair explain how this advancing technology is fundamentally changing the development of transportation projects.
“It’s not a question of whether 3D deliverables are coming. They’re already in use,” says Christian. “The question is, ‘When are clients and owners going to start getting value from them?’”
HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.
Previous Experts Talk interviews include:
- Mike Ippoliti on transportation electrification. Ippoliti explores what the predicted adoption of electric vehicles will mean for planners, agencies and other stakeholders, and what to expect as transportation becomes electrified.
- Justin Robbins on the implications of AV/CVs on city development. Robbins answers questions on how autonomous and connected vehicles will fundamentally affect infrastructure planning and building.
- Mike Forsberg on using traffic microsimulations to model the coming impact of connected and automated vehicles on transportation systems.
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