Edward George is an Engineering Surveyor for Seymour Whyte with over 10 years’ experience working on some of Australia’s largest civil infrastructure projects. Ed has a keen interest in new surveying technologies and how they can be integrated into the civil construction industry. In his current role working on the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes M1 Upgrade he has been focusing on the capture of geospatial data utilizing a combination of technologies including the Trimble SX10, Trimble Machine Control via the cloud based Trimble Connected Community and RPAS aerial mapping and processing this data through TBC to ultimately be used for As-built BIM models.
As most of us are now aware, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has mandated that BIM be used on Road Construction Jobs in Queensland. TMR have indicated their intention, that all major works will have adopted the BIM approach by 2023 and BIM deliverables have been appearing contract documentation for more than 12 months. So what does BIM mean for linear infrastructure and how is it going to improve construction processes.
Seymour Whyte is running a BIM pilot as part of their $170 million Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes M1 Upgrade, and has been wrestling with what BIM means for road construction for more than a year. This Presentation takes a look at BIM learnings from M2VL, BIM from the designers’ perspective as well as the practical applications on site.