GWF2014: Humanity is living in interesting yet challenging times, says Amar Hanspal...

GWF2014: Humanity is living in interesting yet challenging times, says Amar Hanspal of Autodesk

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Geneva: The plenary sessions at Geospatial World Forum 2014 reverberated with impactful and thought provoking presentations. Making a powerful presentation on how geospatial technology can integrate into the future of infrastructure technology, Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President – Information Modelling & Platform Group of Autodesk, said that humanity is living in interesting yet challenging times with increased infrastructure, food and energy needs and clearly technology is part of the solution. However, he opined that technology is part of the problem itself, because projects are massive and there is a huge backlog of refurbishment of existing infrastructure in developed countries and construction of new infrastructure in developing countries.

Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President – Information Modelling & Platform Group of Autodesk
Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President – Information Modelling & Platform Group of Autodesk

Pointing out that BIM is an enabling solution, Amar said that there are several misconceptions around BIM, and he sought to allay them. He said that geospatial information underpins the information that is in B’I’M and its use in infrastructure will effectively address the challenge of transparency for stakeholders as well as aid them in making faster decisions. Today, BIM for infrastructure lets us work at urban scale — dimensionally, terrain wise accurate, he said and argued that because this technology is enabled by cloud and mobile, it enables faster information dissemination to all the concerned stakeholders.

He summed up saying that as geospatial comes together in infrastructure space with all other information creates a new experience which is immersive and allows the visualisation of the infrastructure before one builds.

Source: Our correspondent