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Philip Kirk
Geology Discipline Lead, Aurecon New Zealand


18 min

3D geology models in infrastructure engineering – present and future

Since Aurecon’s first adoption in 2014, Leapfrog has become routinely used to support ground engineering on many projects, particularly for linear infrastructure such as City Rail Link in Auckland.

Their uptake of 3D modelling reflects a company-wide emphasis on modelling and visualisation, and on digital integration and interoperability. Seequent Central has become the preferred solution to enable model access, management, and quality assurance for secure model-sharing in the procurement process. While communication of uncertainty remains a challenge and databases have been re-designed, learn how Aurecon have adopted 3D modelling as an integral part of their workflows and increasingly automated engineering design processes for tunnels, bridges and retaining structures.

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