German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE)

Using construction-IT to streamline subsurface utility reconstruction projects in densely populated areas

University of Twente
Professur für Informatik im Bauwesen
Prof. Timo Hartmann, PhD

Sewerage projects in inner city areas involve many (sub)contractors, local authorities, and service providers. Necessarily, these parties all have to align their various construction plans. As the parties share construction space, and only have limited period of time to finish their work, poor alignment of plans will significantly increase the risk on budget and schedule overruns. We therefore aim to develop and introduce visualization and simulation tools that help to support contemporary manual experience and paper-based decision making practices through ethnographic-action research efforts on a series of sewer projects. The outcomes of this research will result in an integrated 3D-design review, 4D-CAD, DES, CPM, and Line-Of-Balance environment.

Further information can be found at http://www.utwente.nl/visico

Using construction-IT to streamline subsurface utility reconstruction projects in densely populated areas
Figure 1: The goal of this project is to support the collaborative planning of inner city subsurface projects (left) with advanced simulation and visualization technologies (upper right) to improve the construction site coordination of projects (lower right).