Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Exeter commons in reading, Pa., was designed to give residents a local
option for retail shopping, since the closest retail center is 20 miles away.
This development will provide increased revenue for the township of Exeter
by providing a local shopping center, gas station, two sit-down restaurants, a
fast-food restaurant, and two drive-in banks. Roadways will be expanded and
improved to address existing traffic volume and safety issues.
The project team used MicroStation to develop graphics for community
meetings that showed the proposed improvements along the project limits.
These graphics were instrumental in convincing the public that the project
will be of great value to the area. In addition, the use of Bentley’s InRoads
software saved hours calculating proposed roadway elevations that were
previously done manually.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
USACE Rock Island District
Lock 22 BIM and Computer-Aided Virtual Environment
Saverton, Missouri, United States
the primary goal of this project is to develop a sustainable and reusable design
for the Upper Mississippi River locks. Lock 22 is one of eight initial Navigation
and Ecosystem Sustainability Program navigation efficiency component
projects being implemented under the Upper Mississippi River System.
Using Bentley’s Building Information Modeling solutions, the design team
developed a sustainable design that greatly reduces transit times at the site
and is largely transferable to four other lock sites. By eliminating the need to
break barge tows in half, the new design minimizes environmental impact,
increases worker safety, and reduces transit times.