Scan to BIM Modeling for a Bridge in Ireland

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Project Synopsis
Scan to BIM Modelling for a Bridge in Ireland
Project Objective

To prepare a Revit BIM model for a bridge based on the point cloud data provided

Client Summary

Tesla carried out this project for a well-established survey firm in Ireland.

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Project Summary

The scope of this project was to carry out Point Cloud to BIM modelling for an existing bridge in Ireland. The main purpose of the job was to put a boardwalk fixed to the side of the bridge, and therefore modelling all significant features along the side of the bridge precisely was critical to the project.

We had to model

  • Roads
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs
  • Topography
  • Arches
  • Abutment
  • Pier
  • Parapet Wall
  • Railings
  • Under bridge site
  • Staircases
  • Ramps
  • Railings
  • Key stones
  • Light poles
  • Electrical poles
  • Traffic lights
  • Pipes
  • Wirings

The client had provided us with the point cloud data along with the photographs for the bridge. The final output was delivered as a 3D Revit model.

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Project Deliverables

3D Revit model of the bridge

  • The biggest challenge in this project was to create an undulated road of the bridge. It had several curves and undulations which had to be captured accurately in order to match the actual end points of the bridge.
  • There was a road and a sidewalk on the bridge which was connected by a kerb. The road and sidewalks had different curves and undulations. Creating this kerb was very complicated as we had to create separate kerb for all changes in the curves of the road as well as the sidewalk.
  • Creating the bridge topography was challenging because of the software limitation. We created it with our knowledge and rich experience in executing complex projects.