Although visualization for civil infrastructure was once considered a luxury, today it is frequently required and expected by stakeholders who want to see and have a voice in how planned infrastructure will affect their future. Visualization is also a widely used tool throughout project life-cycles – planners, landscape architects, engineers, and designers use visualization during concept development, permitting, design review and validation, often before the public glimpses proposed projects. Data-driven design facilitates reuse of information, providing consistency in message and design intent throughout the project lifecycle. Visualization products become living  assets that grow in value as the project evolves, enhancing communication and creating efficiencies.

Public agencies and contractors also use visualization to provide context and validate in 3D what traditional 2D methods cannot convey. Today, 3D is now the standard expectation, but 4D (time sequencing), 5D (cost loading), and other dimensions such as sustainability or live sensor data bring additional context and information forward to enhance the decision-making process.

Delivery methods, such as interactive 3D environments, data-driven applications, renderings, animations, and augmented reality, provide opportunities to share a project vision. SRF can provide visualization services for a project as a standalone service to support preliminary design or permitting and enhance public engagement campaigns, support development of alternative technical concepts, traffic management, or construction phasing and logistics.

Our team has international expertise including work with more than 40 Departments of Transportation as well as federal, large industrial, and municipal projects across the U.S. and Canada.

SRF’s visualization services include:

  • Renderings
  • Photo-Simulations
  • Data-Driven Intelligent Models
  • Interactive 3D Scene Environments
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • 2D and 3D Animations
  • 4D-5D Simulations
  • 3D City Models

For more information on SRF’s visualization services, contact Rick Lovel, SRF’s Chief Technologist.

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