1 3D geological modelling
Understanding geological conditions is a key focus for the successful delivery of underground construction.
Unfortunately, this typically relies on interpretation using 2D sections with a small amount of 3D visualisation. This makes the whole process time consuming and often causes a lack of clear communication. However, using software can both speed up construction and deliver higher quality. At Aurecon we use Leapfrog, which offers three significant benefits.
Firstly, it enables real time updates to the visualisation which gives greater efficiency and accuracy and saves substantial time in drafting. Secondly it improves collaboration through easier sharing, because having geological data available from a centralised and auditable environment makes it easier to bring project teams together, helping them stay connected and enhancing decision making.
Finally, using a software package such as Leapfrog facilitates better compatibility with different parts of the design. Being compatible with BIM, GIS and various other analytical software programs makes for easier and faster overall project management.
In combination, the benefits of 3D geological modelling bring tangible improvements in the engineering process, including offering better risk management of geotechnical issues which offers increased safety to site personnel.