Appendix B-22: Additional Model Use: Analyze Site Selection Criteria
Analyze Site Selection Criteria
A process in which BIM/GIS tools are used to evaluate properties in a given area to determine the most optimal site location for a future project. The site data collected is used to first select the site and then position the building based on other criteria.
- Use calculated decision making to determine if potential sites meet the required criteria according to project requirements, technical factors, and financial factors
- Decrease costs of utility demand and demolition
- Increase energy efficiency
- Minimize the risk of hazardous material
- Maximize return on investment
- GIS software
- Design Authoring Software
Team Competencies Required:
- Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
- Knowledge and understanding of local authority’s system (GIS, database information)
- The Site Selection Guide. US General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Service.
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- WPBG Sustainable Committee. Optimizing Site Potential.
- Suermann P. (2005). “Leveraging GIS Tools in Defense and Response at the U.S. Air Force Academy.” ASCE Conf. Proc. 179, 82 DOI: 10. 1061/40794(179)82.
- Venigalla, M. and Baik, B. (2007). “GIS-Based Engineering Management Service Functions: Taking GIS Beyond Mapping for Municipal Governments.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2007)21:5(331).