This post wraps up our exploration of Reality Computing for Civil Infrastructure by looking at how five different companies used Reality Computing on their projects.
The reinforced concrete cantilevered piers supporting the elevated section of London’s M4 motorway are approximately 50 years old and require prioritized refurbishment. Atkins, part of the consortium managing the highway, is using Reality Computing to support this effort.
The geometry of all the crossheads and the surrounding carriageway below the piers was laser scanned. Atkins created a 3D model from the point cloud data, which was used as a reference for its design of strengthening reinforcements. The model provided a geometrically accurate representation of the existing structure, enabling designs to be ‘built’ and tested in a virtual environment before construction.
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