How are DOT’s Using 3D Tools to Solve Infrastructure and Transportation Challenges
On-demand Webinar | Free
DOTs need to access the steep and potentially dangerous terrain in order to adequately map features and gather data to support design calculations, but they also need to proceed in a safe manner. Oftentimes, geo-professionals responding to slope failures do not have sufficient time or resources to charter aircraft or other specialty aerial mapping services to obtain the best design data. Inadequate reconnaissance information hinders planning for safe site access. A readily deployable, small, and cost-effective tool is needed in these instances. Join this discussion of latest precision measurement tools and platforms in use by leading DOTs, how they are being integrated for better project management and analytics.
Civil Engineer, Caltrans
Kourosh Langari has 30 years of experience in A&E infrastructure planning and design with focus on integration of engineering/survey/GIS software applications (i.e. Autodesk, Bentley & ESRI) to establish industry’s best practices and increase efficiencies in workflow of Integrated Project Delivery(IPD) process.
Owner/Founder, Civil FX
After graduating from UNLV with a bachelors in civil engineering, Sam Lytle started his career as a rotating engineer with the Nevada Department of Transportation. It was during his time with NDOT that Sam fell in love with 3D visualization and in 2014 he started Civil FX- a firm specializing in 3D visualization for infrastructure projects. In the years since, Sam has built a team of skilled and passionate individuals that have been able to work on some of the biggest and most interesting projects in Nevada and throughout the United States. Civil FX has been especially effective in real-time visualization of major transportation projects, changing the public outreach approach of NDOT and pushing the technology in the industry. Civil FX is now working to create a stand-alone application that will help other designers and civil engineers visualize their own projects and hopefully improve visualization for the civil and infrastructure industry. Sam lives in the Las Vegas area with his wife and 4 kids and enjoys strength training, basketball and church service.
State Bridge Inspection Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Jennifer Wells has been an engineer with MnDOT for the past 19 years, the last 14 in fracture critical bridge inspection and 5 years in bridge design and bridge standards. Jennifer has a BSCE from Michigan Tech University and an MSCE from the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed civil engineer, NBIS Team Leader, FAA Certified Small Unmanned Aircraft System pilot, and lead investigator on MnDOT drone research for bridges. The MnDOT Bridge Office Inspection Unit is responsible for managing the Minnesota bridge inspection program and conducting fracture critical inspections statewide on both the state and local system.
Chief of Project Management, Nevada Department of Transportation
Nick has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed civil engineer. Nick is currently the Chief of the Project Management Division for the Nevada Department of Transportation, where he oversees the State’s Major Projects and Alternative Delivery Program. Nick has been with the Department 12 years and in the transportation industry for 14. In Nick’s eight years in the Project Management Division, he has managed more than $3 billion dollars of major transportation projects throughout the state, including alternative delivery projects such as Design Build and Construction Manager @ Risk projects.
Jeremiah Karpowicz is the Executive Editor for the Technology Group at Diversified Communications. He has created articles, videos, newsletters, ebooks and plenty more for various communities as a contributor and editor.
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