2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

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May 25 - May 27, 2021

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Session 5, Track 2

OpenBridge & OpenRoads – 3D Design & Real World FDOT Applications

3D modeling, visualization, and design is the latest trend and disruption in the transportation industry nationwide. State Departments of Transportation, Regulatory Agencies, Cities, and Municipalities are moving towards requiring 3D deliverables in place of traditional 2D plans. WGI’s presentation will focus on the real World benefits and challenges of utilizing OpenBridge Modeler on FDOT projects. WGI will discuss our development of 3D tools and processes for Client review of 3D models, develop checking and quality control procedures for 3D models, as well as define the benefits of 3D in terms of permit coordination and cross referencing all design components of a project into one model including bridges, roadway, drainage, etc. This is even more critical due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, as deliverables and digital meeting materials must be highly visual/interactive.

David D. Lutz, PE; WGI - Tampa, FL   linked-in

David is a structural engineer with 8+ years of experience in bridge, roadway, and toll facilities design with FDOT D1, D7, and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE). David is an alumni of UCF (BS) and USF (MS). David's bridge experience includes steel box girders, steel plate girders, steel integral straddle bents, steel integral diagrams, prestressed concrete beams, and reinforced concrete flat slabs. He has experience in all aspects of Toll Facility design.

Kalie McNeil, PE; WGI - Tampa, FL  

Ms. McNeile is a structural engineer with WGI and a graduate of the University of Central Florida (BS + MS). Kali has been with WGI for five years, starting in the roadway division and transferring to the structures division after two years. Kali has been involved with OpenRoads and OpenBridge since the beginning of her career. She has used these programs to help with engineering decisions on active projects and to strengthen project pursuit efforts.