Jason Kenyon, BIM Manager ( Babcock) for the marines & Submarines department had developed an Autodesk InfraWorks 3D model of the Devonport site.
The 3D model included Ordnance Survey base mapping, a Digital Terrain Model (DTM), aerial imagery and 3D ‘blocks’ of buildings derived from building footprints and LiDAR height data. The cranes and other asset information had also been included as 3D models.
Although this was a functional model, it’s down falls were accuracy, consistency and comments that the model didn’t look like what was on the ground. The buildings did not have roof detail and this minimised reliable 3D analysis and also decreased the visual aesthetics for the stakeholders to engage with what was being communicated.