civiL visuaLiZation and simuLation
N.W. 25th Street Viaduct florida dot
The N. W. 25th Street Viaduct is a $33-million joint venture
between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
and the Miami International Airport. The project’s goal is to
increase the capacity of the backbone of the commercial
district serving the Miami International Airport’s West Cargo
Area. Improvements call for widening N. W. 25th Street to
six lanes from N. W. 87th Avenue and four lanes from N. W.
Spaulding Turnpike Improvements vanasse hangen Brustlin, inc
The use of MicroStation enabled collaborative work and
guaranteed a fully coordinated and integrated design generated by all disciplines. Spatial coordination and a complete
understanding of the interface between the building envelope
and the services ducts were assured ahead of construction,
reducing risk and removing the high corrective costs associated
with on-site clashes. Also, within FDOT’s addressing and
parcel mapping systems and workflows, address/parcel
mismatches were cut from over 8,000 to 2,000.
Vanasse hangen Brustlin is assisting the New hampshire
Department of Transportation in the design and permitting of
long-term traffic operational and safety improvements to an
approximately 3.5-mile section of the Spaulding Turnpike.
It is developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the
revision of six interchanges, addition of t wo lanes of highway,
and other roadwork. Rail, improved bus transit, and other
strategies are being considered to reduce overall vehicle
volume on the highway.
The ease of model creation and network rendering abilities
of MicroStation have been pivotal to the project. MicroStation
enabled the team to proceed from a hearing plan directly
to a model in a couple of hours. Engineering professionals
appreciated that the model was registered in exact dimensions,
and clients are becoming enamored with the visualization