Virtual design has become an invaluable tool for infrastructure development. BIM has created a collaborative digital landscape where all project partners can visualize current plans, but also determine how even the slightest modification can transform the entire project.
As the use of this technology evolves, we’re realizing that it can provide a second valuable piece of functionality: providing a virtual way for community stakeholders to view a project and understand its overall impact before shovels are in the ground.
Jaclyn Squizzato of WSP in Canada is the BIM Lead for the ONTrack Alliance, the consortium delivering the Union Station Enhancement Project. In a recent article for ReNew Canada, she describes how BIM has been able to provide the project team with constructive input on how users view the impact that USEP will have on their daily lives.