Revolutionising infrastructure projects with location intelligence
- GIS improves collaboration of AEC projects of all scales, sizes and complexities.
- Improved outcomes across architecture, engineering and constructruction projects.
- Integrating GIS with Business Information Modelling (BIM).
- Shared understanding in a connected environment.
Dublin 22nd October, 2022: Around the globe, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are being used to empower architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals to deliver the physical projects our evolving world demands.
Esri is the market leader in GIS, helping customers record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insights and helping them to make better decisions. GIS provides a framework of capabilities to visualise, analyse, optimise and ultimately understand the significance of location, place and geography.
Esri’s ArcGIS system has proven to be a critical process, a strong foundation, and a fundamental framework for delivering AEC projects of all scales, sizes, and complexity – resulting in better planned, designed, constructed, and operated buildings and infrastructure. Complete project lifecycle management is enabled through GIS, and GIS-enabled interconnections increase the ability to collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders, reducing silos between disciplines, streamlining workflows, and increasing productivity.
Holistic project delivery
Integrating GIS with Business Information Modelling (BIM) can offer a holistic view of tools, data, and people, meaning successful and repeatable project delivery. GIS and BIM are often kept separate, but when these components integrate, projects and teams thrive.
BIM has matured over the past two decades, becoming a fundamental element of modern AEC work for industrial, commercial, and even transportation projects. Using a variety of 2D and 3D drafting, modelling, and visualisation technologies, designers and engineers manage the creation of complex visual and non-graphic models to maximise efficiency and deliver on their clients’ expectations.
From planning through to operation, these models allow the AEC industry to reap benefits at all levels – from enabling entire supply chains to collaborate in connected, shared sources to managing the operation and performance of assets over their lifetimes, thereby reducing costs.
A shared understanding
GIS allows teams to have a shared understanding in a connected environment and combines data from different AEC disciplines to create robust representations that generate engagement and inform stakeholders.
In Ireland, many critical national infrastructure projects have ArcGIS location and spatial analysis at the core.
The real-world context afforded from GIS coupled with data from BIM enables AEC professionals to grow their businesses while meeting society's growing needs. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, projects are growing in complexity, and GIS is an essential tool for AEC firms and infrastructure owners that deliver the projects to allow both our built and natural worlds to thrive.