3D Engineered Models
About 3D Engineered Models
Three-dimensional Engineered Models for construction (or just 3D models) are among a few select technologies being promoted by the FHWA Every Day Counts program. Our focus is on helping owner-agencies, designers, and construction contractors with little or no experience in 3D engineered models get started in implementing this technology. Read more about 3D Engineered Models
3D Case Studies and How-to Guidance
Guide for Efficient and Effective Utility Asset Data Collection Using Geospatial 3D Techniques (.pdf, 4 mb) Geospatial, three-dimensional (3D), as-found utility survey technologies are key to achieving this asset management vision. These surveys integrate existing legacy utility data with new utility asset data collected with a variety of new survey technologies. When specified, integrated, and used correctly, 3D utility data can result in efficient workflows for agencies.
Web Based Training
FHWA's Office of Infrastructure Construction Management Team is offering highly engaging Web-based training (WBT) on 3D Engineered Models for Construction, which is made up of four 120-minute modules. While all of the modules explore a new topic within 3D modeling, they are also designed with enough recurring content to serve as individual learning experiences.
Selected State transportation agencies are hosting a 3D workshop highlighting: State of the practice - procedures and technology; Practical demonstrations highlighting beneficial uses of the technology; Construction quality assurance methods; Implementation strategies for success; Answers to attendees' questions on issues and implementation
In EDC-2 and EDC-3, the FHWA created two webinar series to increase overall awareness and general education of transportation professionals in uses of 3D engineered models in all phases of project delivery that include the areas of planning, data collection and management, design, construction, operations and maintenance of highway facilities. EDC-2 emphasized 3D engineered models for design and construction, while EDC-3 promoted the broader use of 3D models and digital data to further advance other application areas.