Analysis of the feasibility of a 3D model for use in civil construction (creating a 3D model for the first span of a bridge)

Palmer, Matthew Alan (2010) Analysis of the feasibility of a 3D model for use in civil construction (creating a 3D model for the first span of a bridge). [USQ Project]

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[Abstract]: The construction industry has used 2D paper plans as the standard for construction. This practice however is not without its own flaws and problems. This dissertation attempts to provide a feasibility study of using computer simulated 3D models instead of the normal 2D paper plans.

A 3D model represents a more efficient method of viewing design data. There are multiple features available to computer programs which are time consuming or impossible to do by hand. An increase in the available information for engineers allows for a higher quality of work and understanding on what is to be constructed.

3D modeling is the direction that the construction industry is heading. However it is not without its challenges until it can become the standard. A lack of drive from clients and contractors is hindering the rapid uptake of 3D modeling. The general lack of a standard program for 3D modeling is also hampering uptake.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 06:09
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 04:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: bridge design; constuction industry plans; CAD; computer-aided drafting; computational; 3D modelling
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091001 CAD/CAM Systems
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120404 Engineering Systems Design
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4014 Manufacturing engineering > 401402 CAD/CAM systems
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401001 Engineering design

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