Appendix B-6: Model Use: Layout Construction Work

Layout Construction Work


Using model information to layout facility assemblies or automate control of automated equipment on a construction project.

Potential Value:

  • Decrease layout errors
    Increase efficiency and productivity by decreasing time spent surveying in the field
    Reduce rework since control points are received directly from the model

Resources Required:

  • Machinery with GPS capabilities
  • Digital Layout Equipment
  • Model transition software or capabilities (what software takes the model and converts it to usable information)

Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to create, manipulate, navigate and review 3D model
  • Ability to interpret if model data is appropriate for layout and equipment control

Selected Resources:

  • Garrett, R. E. (2007). PennDOT About to Embrace GPS Technology. Jan-Feb. Retrieved 2010, from
  • Strafaci, A. (2008, October). What Does BIM Mean for Civil Engineers? Retrieved 2010, from
  • TEKLA International. (2008, October 28). Tekla Corporation and Trible to Improve Construction Field Layout Using Building Information Modeling. Retrieved 2010, from


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