Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions: property development, modelling

Major architecture, engineering and construction companies use our location-analytics solutions to deliver safer, simpler and time aware collaborative project planning and construction logistics.

Property Development

Creating schemes such as hospitals, schools, government buildings, leisure venues or housing projects start by developing a clear picture of the site including property boundaries, access requirements, drainage, and utilities.

The aim is to optimise the use of the available land and to create an efficient design which meets a client’s needs as well as enhancing a scheme’s marketability to maximise the financial returns.

GIS software supports this process by collating data covering factors such as soil types and hydrologic information which determine the suitability of land for specific uses and for assessing the impact of regulatory requirements.

Read how the Crown Estate manages its UK land and marine portfolio


BIM technology allows facility planners, designers, and builders to collect and manage the substantial amounts of detailed data needed to support design and construction. Using GIS alongside BIM tools gives a spatial dimension to the building management and analysis process. For example it allows operational costs, such as energy consumption, to be modelled, and shows how and where plans to reduce outgoings need to be implemented.

BIM is an emerging methodology, which demonstrates that better planning and the ability to integrate real time data feeds using GIS as an integration toolkit provides tangible evidence that it is an effective method of reducing the operational costs of large facilities.

Read how Garsdale Design are now able to produce accurate 3D visualisations


Clients and Government are driving for more sustainable infrastructure. This means taking in to account a much wider range of factors than previously, many of which have a location component. With increasing volumes of data and more complex projects, GIS provides unique capabilities to bring together many location based datasets to deliver powerful insights and aid better decision making.

Public and private sector organisations, need to better understand the economic, environmental and social implications of low carbon investments, are using GIS to ensure that new property and infrastructure is built with sustainability in mind.

Find out how GIS has helped Masdar City to optimise the placement of facilities such as treatment plants, recycling centres, solar farms and much more.