Spatial context is key to BIM & civil engineering education

Every structure engineer's design and build gets constructed in a real-world location. Yet often, the real world is ignored during the design process. GIS software helps students ground their designs and work in real-world context. Engineering students can begin to see how combining their designs with real-time, real-world contextual information saves time and money while improving their overall designs.

A computer drawn image of a building with a courtyard in the center

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Enhancing a civil engineering education with modern GIS tools helps students create richer designs. Explore these foundational tools that bring spatial context to BIM and engineering designs.

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Visualizing the High Speed 2 project

Everyone on this innovative project has access to 3D GIS BIM design tools, making communication five times faster and saving millions of pounds.

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