BIM for land development or BIM for infrastructure can play a critical role at the time of initial land development and cutting filling volume calculation for the overall site. Generally, in the greenfield project, the first step is to collect the topographical data or the land survey data of the site. Upon collection of terrain data, a contour map or survey point map can be prepared. Our team of civil engineers is capable of using software such as AutoCAD civil 3d to convert the survey point into the contour map or land surface/digital terrain model. The land surface model can be used in multiple ways to analyze the site such as catchment area analysis, water flow analysis, the optimum level for the specific reduced level, etc. We have worked on multiple land development projects across the world and developed the land surface model to calculate the further cut and fill volume. We understand the importance of optimum cut fill volume for any project and we pay high attention to work out the multiple options for multiple building pad or block within the site. The right optimization and fixing the optimum levels of building pads, roads, and other facilities may save huge money as the cutting and filling volume could be reduced to a huge extent.

Generally while planning the new development, it is essential to consider the land cut/fill cost along with master planning. The overall costing of the project may have a huge impact on the cutting and filling of earthwork. One of the ways to reduce earthwork costs is to optimize the earthwork in a way that cut becomes equal to fill. However, one should also be careful about the depth of cutting as the cost of cutting would increase with the depth of cutting earthwork. It is also essential to consider the rock and some other types of geological conditions as the rate of excavation may differ with such unusual geological conditions. We know the impact of quick and accurate land optimization hence we have implemented some of the best civil work tools and software. We have developed our in-house volume calculation macros to ensure the cut fill earthwork volume reports have been generated as per the requirement. For the civil calculations, we have developed our in-house processes over the years. We have an in-house team of civil engineers with years of experience generating multiple options while calculating earthwork volume.

We have worked on the projects having multiple building pads, roads with multiple gradient changes, open space, slope, etc. We calculate the volume and generate the surface by creating a dynamic BIM land surface model where the elevation of each block is defined along with necessary slopes and the rods have been created with the option to change the grade. Using such an infrastructure BIM dynamic model our clients can instantly define the desired elevation and slope values to get the earthwork cutting and filling volume report. Not only report but also, our clients can get the updated dynamic BIM infrastructure model with correct elevation and slopes that can be used for building placement, underground utility development, etc. 

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