The City of Windom was facing numerous concerns at their wastewater treatment facility, including significantly aging infrastructure, new regulations, and a required schedule to complete improvements. A project goal was to help educate the city council and staff on wastewater treatment and how the project was going to work; however, navigating hundreds of pages of engineering plans, specifications, and reports was cumbersome.
To assist with their understanding of the complex project, Bolton & Menk used state-of-the-art AutoCAD Plan 3D design software and renderings to produce a realistic model of the facility allowing operators, public utilities department, city management, and council to easily review and understand the upgrades. The 3D plans provided the city with drawings showing the structures, equipment, pumps, piping, and valves as they will be constructed.
Staff and council members could understand and provide input into a complicated technical project, resulting in client buy-in and an excellent working knowledge of the project. They are now able to share their future wastewater treatment facility improvements with community members in a clear, interactive format as they proceed with construction.
3D Models Improve Project Understanding
Many engineering projects consist of complex challenges requiring months, perhaps years, of analysis to arrive at solutions that meet the needs of all project stakeholders. 3D interactive tools can assist in educating all stakeholders.Learn