Oct 20-23, 2013 in Irvine California

Building Blocks for CIM Success


This session is for owners, consultants, contractors, and stakeholders who are interested in the conversations and practices of the early adapters of Civil Integrated Management (CIM). Speakers will address challenges and solutions for digital project delivery, standards for utility as-builts, and opportunities for leveraging automation. These topics are some of the building blocks that have been identified, through experience, as necessary for successfully integrating CIM into transportation projects.



• Danny Kahler, Kahler Engineering, Digital Project Delivery

• Philip J. Meis, Utility Mapping Services Inc., ASCE Standard Consensus Activity for Utility As-Built Records

• Chris Johnson, CH2M Hill, Leveraging Automation within the VDC-CIM Workflow

Digital Cities Workshop


As the ever increasing need for "big data" evolves, so must cities in how they manage and implement information. The advent of Smart Digital Cities is being brought forth by exponentially growing data streams from all kinds of infrastructure. This is creating opportunities for analysis and management that can lead to better design, performance, service and sustainability. The framework for this urban intelligence is the 3D digital model of the built world, which is being authored by planners, designers, builders and cities themselves.

This workshop will focus on how 3D planning and design technologies are being applied to the management and operations of cities today. It will detail how the physical world is keeping pace with the virtual, and simulation and computational approaches for analysis and aesthetics.


Workshop Instructors

 Charles Hixon, Bergmann Associates


VDC Case Studies

Moderator: Lance Parve, Wisconsin DOT

The benefits, challenges, and opportunities of virtual design and construction (VDC) civil information modeling are highlighted involving case studies for civil infrastructure transportation projects. This breakout session will explore how 3D-4D models play a significant role in accelerating technology and delivery of these highway, rail, airport, or harbor projects for transportation managers, planners, designers, contractors, and facilities managers throughout the project lifecycle. The case studies will also discuss lessons learned and reflect on the "big data" issues involving VDC in their transportation projects for broader application. The VDC 3D-model data centric approach involving the 3D engineered model is one of the many key innovation initiatives being forwarded nation-wide for application in FHWA's Every Day Counts initiatives.



• Alfred Mata, City of Los Angeles, Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement: Visualization Journey from Preliminary Proposal to Winning the Design Competition

VDC Case Studies


Nabeel Khwaja, University of Texas,

3-D and 4-D Visualization Technology for Two Major Urban Highway Projects in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

VDC Case Studies


Adrian Levesque, University of Buffalo

Case Study of the Buffalo Inner and Outer Harbor: Urban Development through Visualization

VDC Case Studies


Jesse Kadekawa Miguel, HNTB Corporation, VDC in Construction Sequencing: Huey P. Long Bridge Widening

Workshop on 3D GIS Data Integration Part 1


In this workshop; planners, designers, facility managers and project management personnel can learn how 3D-GIS applications are being developed to integrate multiple data sources into one centric 3D database. This 3D-GIS-centric approach has the capability to become a comprehensive information source that can support day-to-day operations and decision making. Integrating data sources such as GIS and BIM systems offers a single entry point to a rich library of planning, design, construction and operations & management information. The session will feature the functionality of two 3D-GIS applications; Autodesk's InfraWorks & Esri's CityEngine.

Workshop Instructors


* Kevin Gilson, Parsons Brinckerhoff


Workshop on 3D GIS Data Integration Part 2


* Charles Hixon, Bergmann Associates

ROI for VDC: Presentation & Discussion


Return on Investment is frequently a question that comes up when DOTs and private firms consider investing in CIM technology for use in their project design and construction management. Often the examples in illustrating CIM, the ROI is anecdotal without the research to back their probable benefits. In this session; learn about two projects that account for the Return on Investment using CIM technology. In California, a side by side comparison is examined on a highway overpass project using CIM technology and the traditional CAD method to illustrate the benefits and drawbacks of both approaches. In the second project, the Rhode Island DOT examines the ROI in the use of 4D scheduling in their $80 million dollar I-95 Providence Viaduct Bridge Replacement project.



 Peterson, Civil Virtual Design and Construction: A Field Trial with a Vertically Integrated Contractor

 Giardino, 4D Scheduling of RIDOT Projects -- A cost effective implementation of 3D models for 4D Schedules at RI Department of Transportation

Virtual Design and Construction - Civil Information Management Innovations


Innovation within the VDC-CIM arena is occurring in quantum leaps. Technological, process and user capabilities are all advancing, being driven by customer needs, expectations and value. As new innovations emerge, others quickly follow, making this dynamic field both highly challenging as well as filled with opportunity. Attendees will learn state-of-the-art, cutting edge and emerging technological, process and user innovation in VDC-CIM. Share in and benefit from this highly informative, dynamic session as presenters demonstrate their latest advancements, insights and innovative applications in VDC-CIM.



• Kevin Stewart, RDV Systems

3D Visualization -- A Tool for Addressing Infrastructure Business Issues

Craig Sanders, Autodesk

Project Marketing and Communication Made Easy

Kevin Gilson, Parsons Brinckerhoff

For more information about visualization in transportation, visit trbvis.org