Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same “information modeling” concept to infrastructure, where all the individual components making up a city’s infrastructure are represented by intelligent data-rich 3D models that carry information about themselves and their relationship to other components. It also looks at Autodesk’s infrastructure modeling products, in particular at AutoCAD Civil 3D and the newer InfraWorks, a conceptual urban modeling tool that has the potential to create intelligent city models that can support analysis and evaluation of different urban design criteria.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/feature/2014/BIMforInfrastructure.html