INFRASTRUCTURE

Smart BIM solutions and services for Infrastructure

Technology and support for superior project delivery

Infrastructure projects provide the permanent assets that a society needs for sustaining its economy, promoting growth, and improving lives. The efficient management of infrastructure assets is driving the need for BIM processes in design and construction. Implementing BIM for infrastructure projects requires smart design technologies, efficient processes and workflows, and collaborative data management.

With the right solutions partner, you will work faster, smarter, be more innovative, and deliver optimised projects that will enhance your reputation. Symetri already deliver technologies, services and support to many Clients who need to incorporate these processes into their traditional design workflows, helping them to deliver BIM in Infrastructure.

The value we can add to Infrastructure

Project configuration, planning and mobilisation

Asset data delivery strategy and data management

Technology integration and workflows

Design productivity and efficiency gains

Project reviews and health-checks

Organisational assessments and change management

BIM and standards compliance and best practice

CDE configuration and management

Implementing BIM for Infrastructure

Implementing and using BIM methodologies on an Infrastructure project can be challenging. Multiple design technologies will be deployed on a project, and the efficient sharing of design models and data between these applications will require planning and robust workflows to be in place. The data structures required for gathering and storing information about the components, systems and assets in the project will need to be defined, created and managed, ensuring they are easily updated by the project team. Location information may include co-ordinates with different formats and references, and linear referencing such as chainage and offset. Choosing a technology partner that can guide and support you, from project planning and mobilisation through to handover will be key to your success.

Investing in early design


The National Infrastructure Commission identified that projects where investment was made in early concept design, minimised risk and improved project outcomes on both cost and quality of delivery.

Bringing digital working into the planning and concept design phases will allow you to move seamlessly through to a developed design, with the minimal amount of re-working. The use of 3D design models and digital visualisation with virtual prototypes, ensures that problems are identified early, and will help obtain buy-in from stakeholders.

The integration between design applications such as Civil 3D, Infraworks, Revit and 3D Studio Max, will provide the platform for building a viable offering in early stage design that can be the showcase for your business.

Collaboration breeds innovation

The best results come from effective collaboration and interdisciplinary working. This will embrace the wider project team, from client organisations and owner/operators, through to the discipline design teams and contractors, and will require partnerships that stretch well into the supply chain.

Stakeholder engagement ensures that values are aligned across the teams, and will foster the development of a joint vision for the project. Adopting appropriate technologies and methodologies will provide the support systems that will eventually help you deliver a truly collaborative environment.

Case Studies

1st Horizon - EdgeWise

The end of 3D modelling workarounds: 1st Horizon makes its geospatial survey workflows faster, with EdgeWise

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The City of Helsinki - Pioneers introducing BIM

When designing professional kitchens for the 650 professional and public kitchens in Helsinki, there was no doubt in the minds of the architects Seppo Kupari, the designer and Mikko Soininvaara, the BIM Manager from the city of Helsinki’s Public Works Department, that they had to make the transition from 2D to 3D and BIM.

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BIM in urban planning

In the video, Juha Karppinen from the City of Kuopio tells about the ways of using Building Information Modelling, and the benefits of BIM in urban planning.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: We can support your business continuity

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting communities and families around the world, this is a difficult time for all of us. At Symetri, our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers, and we are committed to supporting you and your business as you adjust to these rapidly changing circumstances.

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Events

Naviate webinars

05 June 2020

Welcome to our webinar series about Naviate. All webinars are free of charge and aim to show you tips and tricks or an overview of one of our Naviate products. All webinars are recorded, so if you can't attend at the webinar live you can still get access later on. We hope you will join us!

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Blog

Take good care of your emails or risk huge fines

It seems like such a long time ago that we were all wondering how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would impact our businesses and it’s easy to imagine that the problem has now gone away, but ignore it, and you could be making an expensive mistake.

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Naviate for Revit Blog

Simple road design with Align Profile in Naviate Site & Landscaping

Landscaping in Revit is still a challenge, but we are getting closer with our recent additions to Naviate Site & Landscaping.  Last summer it became clear that Autodesk Site Designer got deprecated for Revit 2021. As a result, Naviate Site & Landscaping got some added features during the autumn last year to support Landscape Architects working in Revit. Back in August 2020, we hosted a webinar and asked the participants what pains they would like to find easier solutions to in near future. In particular, two topics where discussed;

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Import your own surface analysis ranges in Civil 3D

You can perform surface analysis in Civil 3D based on different parameters, such as elevations or slopes. A number of ranges will be generated, and a colour assigned to each of them, which will then be displayed in the surface using the surface style. A typical use of this functionality is to display various depths of cut and fill in different shades of red or green colours.

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Naviate for Revit Blog

3 helpful features for Architects

Today, organizations find that there is global competitiveness in many areas, and a continual need to improve productivity. Problems plaguing organizations include increased administrative overhead, external pressures for increased efficiency, internal pressure for increased effectiveness, and desire by workers for more reward and less stress. Many organizations look to a lot of different technologies for help.

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Naviate for Revit Blog

3D reinforcement in Revit with Naviate Structure and Naviate Rebar Extension

For many years, Symetri has been a front leading partner when it comes to developing solution within the Structural area. By providing solutions that allows you to eliminate tedious work, and instead focusing on being an Engineer during your work hours and work with things that you love! Times are changing, and requirements for the project needs to be fulfilled. Never has the speed of change been so quick as it is today, and we do believe that those changing trends will remain.

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Autodesk Assemble

Autodesk Assemble bridges the gap between design and construction allowing the pre-construction team to take the design intent model to condition, query, and connect the data to key workflows. 

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Training courses

Navisworks for QA Management.

This course is intended to allow new users to understand in detail, the capabilities of Navisworks software as a QA management tool. The course also considers the part that Navisworks software plays within the wider context of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Navisworks for Lead Designer

This course is intended to allow new users to understand in detail the capabilities of Navisworks software as a project review and coordination tool. The course also considers the part that Navisworks software plays within the wider context of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Navisworks for Construction Management

This course is intended to allow new users to understand in detail the capabilities of Navisworks software as a clash detection tool. The course also considers the part that Navisworks software plays within the wider context of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Training courses

Dynamo Fundamentals for Civil 3D

This 1-day Dynamo Fundamentals for Civil 3D course is aimed at those new to Dynamo and will provide software users with a basic understanding of the practical use of Dynamo when used with Civil 3D. The course will use practical examples of computational geometry as well as data extraction and manipulation.

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Training courses

Civil 3D Design Visualisation

Utilising Civil 3D software, the Dynamite VSP extension and 3D Studio Max Design; delegates will be guided through the process of taking Civil 3D design models into 3ds Max Design to create high quality visualisations that can be utilised in the exploration of design alternatives, visual simulation and public consultation.

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Training courses

Civil 3D for Project Managers

This training course which is aimed particularly at Project Managers is designed to give those attending an overview of the functionality of Civil 3D. The course starts with an overview of BIM, followed by the use of basic modifying and query tools and how a project in Civil 3D is typically configured. There is also guidance on working in a multi-discipline project and in a collaborative environment using Revit and Navisworks.

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Training courses

Civil 3D Working with Survey Data

This module is designed for Land Surveyors who need to download and process survey data inside Civil 3D. It will include downloading processes for common surveying instrument manufacturers, and will discuss feature coding strategies for field-to-finish survey drawing production. Civil 3D users will be taught how to process and adjust survey data and to prepare survey data for use by in-house design teams and external consultants.

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Training courses

Civil 3D Transportation Design

This course will build on the Foundation Skills module to look in more detail at the advanced aspects of Highway Design using Autodesk Civil 3D software. Users will be shown how to apply standards-based design, including super-elevation standards, and will facilitate exploration of various design scenarios including junctions, roundabout design, road widening, and road rehabilitation.

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