The City of Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, is achieving its vision of becoming a smart city by applying a BIM lifecycle approach
to the city’s infrastructure. The smart-city strategy combines data from multiple disciplines in a 3D city model, and allows open data use by
developers and architects. This makes projects less costly and more efficient, enables better collaboration between citizens and the city
council at the beginning of projects, and ultimately improves the quality of life for the citizens of Eindhoven.
With financial support from the province, the City of Eindhoven invested EUR 30,000 to build a 3D city model. The City of Eindhoven combined
this city model into a 3D data model with the use of point clouds, scalable DTMs, subsurface objects such as 3D sewerage, and i-models
for easy access of BIM models. This unified data model is called the Gebiedsmodel. Bentley Descartes, Bentley Navigator, Project Wise,
MicroStation, and an i-model plugin were used in the process.
City of Eindhoven | Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
3D City and IFC Integrated FINALIST
The Regional Development Bureau for Nagano Prefecture, Japan, retained Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. for a JPY 20 million project to help prevent
disasters and reduce risk in the event of a natural disaster. The goal was to develop a system for quickly understanding the extent of the
damage and creating a rapid response base map to reduce the risk of secondary damage.
The solution was to use airborne LiDAR data to create a post-disaster topographic map within two months of the disaster, a process that
takes four to six months using conventional surveying methods. Bentley Pointools and MicroStation provided the required dense point-cloud
handling, manipulation, and analytic functions. This approach enabled comprehensive information collection and yielded the necessary
geospatial insights for recovery and reconstruction work. Kokusai Kogyo’s solution cost 60 percent less compared to conventional solutions.
Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. | Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Project FINALIST
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