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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


Web Based
Training New

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

Webinar Series

A series of eight webinars have been developed to assist the FHWA's transportation partners in adopting 3D Engineered Models for Construction. Participants will hear how contractors incorporate 3D engineered models in their workflow of bidding and preparing to execute construction. The next webinar is Steps to Requiring 3D Engineered Models for Construction on October 15, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

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/

Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)

Can't find the information you're looking for on the 3D engineered models web page? Or do you need situation-specific advice from an expert who has "been there, done that"? Contact the 3D engineered models Technical Support Services Center.


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Updated: 09/09/2014
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