BIG Infrastructure: Glen Canyon Dam Unified Intelligent Model
The US Bureau of Reclamation develops, manages and protects western water resources for the nation. Built in an age of slide rules and drafting, Reclamation?s 492 dams and 53 powerplants were each created from thousands of individual engineering drawings. These dams are critical infrastructure and will continue to serve the nation for centuries. Effective facility management requires new methods and technology. Using Autodesk software and with assistance from Autodesk, Reclamation set out to create unified intelligent models of Glen Canyon dam and powerplant. The use of laser scanning, photogrammetry, CAD, BIM and SONAR allowed the creation of multi-discipline comprehensive 3D models. The data and models will be used for design, O&M, security, education and visualization. This project serves as a prototype to develop expertise, best practices, guidelines and procedures with applicability for many industries. This session will discuss the objectives, procedures and project status.