Bentley BrIM Webcast Series - Best Practices for Utilizing 3D Modeling in Mega Projects

September 15, 2014

Archived webinar

Monday, October 6, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Participants earn one Professional Development Hour.

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Webinar Overview:

In this webinar, learn how CH2M HILL, as part of the FORWARD 45 design team, used innovative technologies and the integration of Bentley software to perform clash detection analysis on Wisconsin’s complex Zoo Interchange Mega Project. Discover how Civil Integrated Management and visualization technologies increased efficiency and improved all aspects of this project, including: cost, schedule, quality, collaboration, communication, public acceptance, etc. CIM turns design technologies into information technologies, which results in exponential growth. We’ll detail how Microstation was used to examine clash detection and incorporate roadway geometry from InRoads, a bridge model from LEAP Bridge Enterprise, and the drainage and utility information from InRoads Storm and Sanitary. Combining this rich engineering data into a single platform with Bentley software helped to resolve any possible conflicts within the 3D model before construction ever began.

On the related I-94 East-West Project adjacent to the Zoo Interchange, MicroStation’s visualization and rendering capabilities also were utilized to perform a unique solar study for the potential impact on area developments, including sunlight analysis to prevent issues with a nearby cemetery. Using 3D models that were already being generated enabled an analysis within two days to quickly address and resolve the concerns of the stakeholders before the issue escalated. Avoiding clash detection and environmental issues before construction are two interesting applications we’ll explore in this best practices webinar.

Company Profile:

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s missi on is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 2,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research development, and acquisitions.


Christopher Johnson, Technologist/Visualization Specialist - CH2M HILLChristopher Johnson, Technologist/Visualization Specialist

Chris Johnson has over 20 years of experience with CAD technologies, beginning with his sophomore year in high school. After receiving a B.S. in mechanical engineering, he continued a technology-focused career path as lead technologist for all three Wisconsin transportation mega projects over the last 13 years. Johnson has presented nationally to academics and professionals on case studies and best practices for model-based project delivery and automation. He is now a regional resource for setting production standards, developing automation applications, generating visualizations, and integrating CIM practices into large transportation projects. Most recently, he was involved in the digital project delivery initiatives with the TRB and ASCE, and has coauthored a paper on the theoretical framework of model-based project execution.

William Mohr, PE – Wisconsin Department of TransportationWilliam Mohr, PE – Wisconsin Department of Transportation

William (Bill) Mohr is a Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the Southeast Freeways Group and has over 26 years experience in providing detailed knowledge and expertise in the delivery of major projects along interstate and local highway systems. Prior to joining the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, he worked for both a private consultant and the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS). Since 2005, Mohr has been involved in the reconstruction of the SE Freeways system in Wisconsin; planning and designing the $1.65 billion Kenosha-to-Milwaukee I-94 North/South segment including the Mitchell interchange, and the $1.71 billion ZOO interchange project in Milwaukee, WI. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Wisconsin and California.