UDOT Uses RDV’s Interactive 3-D Platform to Gain Public Support

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Project Owner: Utah Department of Transportation Engineering and consulting firms: Kimley Horn & Associates, Michael Baker International and H.W. Lochner. The three mile stretch of highway 5600 West between SR-201 and Interstate 80 is a two-lane corridor that currently experiences unacceptable levels of congestion and delays due to an at-grade railroad crossing, heavy vehicle use, heavy freight truck traffic, and …

To be misunderstood can be Risky Business

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Have you ever left a public involvement meeting thinking it went well, but knowing that you and your design weren’t really understood by the non-technical stakeholder audience otherwise known as the general public? No need to feel like Daniel walking into the Lion’s Den, there is another solution! No doubt you and your team take intentional steps in the design …

Infrastructure Project Management: Visually Converting an Objection

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When going into a public involvement meeting identifying when you lose your audience can be the difference between success and failure.  Also essential is understanding your target audience and addressing their concerns visually, converting their objections. When you hear no at a public involvement meeting, do you think roadblock or opportunity? If the aim of public involvement is to encourage …

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How Oregon DOT Utilizes Augmented Reality to Win Public Support

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This is a great use case of visualization and Augmented Reality by Oregon DOT. Project Owner: Oregon DOT Location: US 97: S. Century Drive to US Forest Service Boundary The Oregon Department of Transportation’s challenge is to involve the public and other stakeholders for planned improvements and overall safety and mobility of US 97 effectively and with a limited budget. …

Virtual and Augmented Reality – Where Are We Today and What Does the Future Hold For the AEC Market?

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In the past few years the terms Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have become common talk among the general public yet there are still many issues making widespread use of the technologies in the AEC sector still challenging. I’d like here to try and put some structure and definitions to make it clear to all who want to take an …

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How Visualization Shows What Can’t Be Seen

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One of the biggest challenges with large scale development projects is how to accurately convey what cannot or will not be seen. There seems to be an inherent conflict between two opposing goals of design visualization and very often specifically with respect to infrastructure projects such as highways: 1) To accurately model and visually portray the proposed design to provide …

How to Visualize Quickly and Effectively.

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How Florida DOT was able to visualize a complex new intersection design quickly, effectively and at very low budget. Project Owner: Florida DOT Consultant: Dewberry Engineers Location: Lee County,  SR-82. Florida DOT’s challenge was to find a means to educate the public about the operation of Florida’s first Continuous Flow Interchange quickly, effectively and with a small budget. Tasks Dewberry …

Wiscasset Maine – Route 1

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The historic town of Wiscasset Maine is also one of Maine’s worst traffic bottlenecks. Situated on coastal U.S. Highway 1 about 45 miles northeast of Portland, it connects the Towns of Brunswick, Bath and Woolwich to Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Rockland and Camden. Other than traveling well inland along I-95 (tolls) to I-295 and then along inland highways, travelers have no …

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Hartford, CT – I-84

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In a recent video interview, TranSystem’s Nicholas Mandler, Lead Traffic Engineer, I-84 Hartford Project, tells of his personal experience and that of TranSystems in collaborating with RDV and of the benefits gained using RDV’s BIM suite of visualization software products for the high profile I-84 Viaduct Replacement project in Hartford Connecticut. A little over two years ago, TranSystems chose RDV …