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Keynetix and BGS to develop BIM for the subsurface

By [email protected] - 25th August 2015 - 11:20

A cloud-based database of UK geological and geotechnical data and 3D ground models could soon become a reality, thanks to new research led by geotechnical data company Keynetix and the British Geological Survey (BGS). âUnforeseen ground conditions continue to be a major cause of project delays and construction programme overruns,â explained Gary Morin, Technical Director, Keynetix, who is leading the research team. âA big problem is the limited availability of high quality geotechnical data, which is stored mainly in project archives. If this was publically-available, construction teams could access better data, site investigations would be more focused and ground risk reduced, saving time and money.â The two year, £540,000 BIM for the subsurface project is funded by Innovate UK under its Digitising the Construction Industry initiative.