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3D Engineered Models

Webinar Series

A new series of seven webinars is being delivered under EDC-3 to assist the FHWA's transportation partners in adopting 3D Engineered Models: Schedule, Cost and Post-Construction. Over the course of webinars, participants will learn more about incorporating 4D schedule and 5D cost information into models; the collection and use of 3D digital as-built records including subsurface utilities; and, the use of 3D digital data for roadway inventory and asset management purposes. In addition, one webinar will be devoted to uses of 3D models in design, fabrication and construction of highway structures and another that highlights the uses of 3D digital data for construction engineering and inspection.

3D Implementation Manual New

Implementation Manual This 3D Implementation Manual is for highway agencies that are considering or are in the process of switching from 2D plan sets to 3D engineered models in their highway construction projects. It will discuss some of the benefits, applications, limitations, and implementation considerations for 3D engineered models used for survey, design, and construction.

Every Day Counts

Every Day Counts

This is among the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiatives. Learn more about EDC


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

  • Web Based Training

    FHWA's Office of Infrastructure Construction Management Team is offering a 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.

  • Workshops

    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

  • Field Demonstrations

    Oregon Department of Transportation's Geometronics Unit recently hosted a 2-day training event on 3D design, Automated Machine Guidance and related technologies. The program featured classroom presentations and field demonstrations. Find out more about the event at http://designtopaver.org/

photo credits: banner - Wisconsin DOT; Surveying - Trimble; Design - HNTB; Construction - Autodesk; Post-Construction - Industrial Housing Solutions; Training - Trimble; Resources - Michigan DOT;
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Updated: 10/27/2015
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