MicroStation and GEOPAK facilitate design and Communication on IH-35 Project

MicroStation and GEOPAK facilitate design and Communication on IH-35 Project

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MicroStation and GEOPAK has helped Earth Tech quickly work through design alternatives, meet deadlines and reap the targeted profits on this $1 billion plus project.

Passage through busy downtown Austin made widening of the Interstate Highway 35 corridor a challenge for Earth Tech. Using MicroStation and GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite, the project team was able to not only make detailed design refinements, but also communicate with all concerned parties, dealing with an unprecedented level of detail. Representatives from the downtown historic district, cemeteries, hospitals and the University of Texas were able to follow the engineering process online and explore scenarios in face-to-face meetings with Earth Tech.

GEOPAK shortened the engineering process, enabling designers to do more in the preliminary phases and carry data efficiently from concept to design schematics. Design information was shared between eight different firms handling design, surveying and geotechnical engineering. Smooth data flow and automatic quantities helped Earth Tech quickly work through design alternatives, meet deadlines and reap the targeted profits from the project.