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The Research Connection

The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation is hosting monthly webinars on various topics. The presentations are designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange information and transfer knowledge.

On Wednesday January 20, 2010, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, Thomas Taylor,presented "Land Surveying 3D/4D Modeling, Visualization, and Building Information Modeling."

Thomas Taylor, PLS is the Chief of Surveys Coordination and New Technologies For Caltrans District 4 Surveys.

Mr. Taylor has a degree in Theoretical Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley and has been a licensed Land Surveyor in California for over 10 years. He has written several guideline and specification documents for the use of new surveying technologies and methodologies including GPS, RTK, Deformation Monitoring, and Mobile Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Mr. Taylor is a member of the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors' Technical Advisory Committee and is the Statewide Legislative Committee Chair and member of the Executive Committee for the California Land Surveyors Association.

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Topic Descriptio
n:
" Land Surveying 3D/4D Modeling, Visualization, and Building Information Modeling."

  • What is a 3D or 4D Model:
  • Benefits:
    • Constructability Review
    • Quantity Tracking
    • As-built Documentation
    • Public Relations – Animations
    • Schedule Optimization
    • Improved Change Management
    • Clash Detection
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning – Scan Station 2 and the new C10
  • Mobile Laser Scanning – DEA (Titan), WH Pacific (Optech), and Terrmetrics3D
3D Model from Presidio Parkway Project
3D Model from Presidio Parkway Project

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