dassault sys 3d per7Much of the productivity-boosting potential of BIM for transforming the AEC industries has been inspired by the use of digital mockups in the manufacturing and aerospace industries. Lately, engineering and construction companies have been inspired by the possibilities for improving infrastructure projects by adopting many of the same tools being used in architecture.  This trend was at the heart of a recent session at BIM World. Jonathan Riondet, AEC industry solution technical director for Dassault Systèmes, presented the applications for BIM beyond buildings during a roundtable discussion in conjunction with representatives from engineering companies EGIS and SYSTRA. Riondet has helped clients develop BIM solutions for infrastructure using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which doesn’t create a distinction between architecture and infrastructure—it’s one single platform with different modules that address the needs for both. Read More