Rising demand from the masses combined with the resource scarcity and the ever evolving strive to cut down carbon emissions means we must leverage the potential of our assets towards achieving the desired goal. Efficacy is everything and the proper use of new technology and the Avant-garde software applications – or developing our own – will help us to reinvigorate asset design, operation and, delivery.
At the outset of the project shaping, ground conditions present one of the highest areas of risk and uncertainty to the clients. The conventional method of creating ground models relied on 2D sections, based on inputs such as maps and paper reports, which were then digitized by CAD technicians using a vast array of software packages.
We joined hands with software developer Seequent to adapt their pre-existing package for the mining sector to device Leapfrog Works, a new 3D application for specially designed for the civil and environmental engineering industry. Leapfrog Works utilizes fast radial base modeling functionality which links geological data to the site’s topography, providing users with an intuitive 3D visualization which can be interrogated to analyze ground conditions and hazards. The system is dynamic – means the geological model can be updated by any new data – and can be a part of the BIM model for the entire project, abetting the stakeholders, and the customers.
Once the construction starts, maintaining the digital asset (the 3D model) arrayed with the physical asset as it subsists in the field is inevitable for the effective operation and maintenance. An active two-way connection between field operatives and datasets will empower the involved parties to see relevant information in real-time.
Our asset data interface for field personnel dubbed as Fieldbook – allows decisions to be made on-site about inspections, risks, work management, access, and the environmental conservation while enabling the upkeeping of an active digital twin. This connection between the physical and digital assets means activities on site are safer and more efficient, while back in the office, accurate updates to the model mean it can be used to help optimize performance and banish the pertaining risks.