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Eric Cylwik

CR2499: Stepping into Variable Height Retaining Walls

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Use Microsoft® Excel® and macros to streamline data-heavy profile creation
  • Create an MSE wall assembly using standard Civil 3D subassemblies
  • Use a custom subassembly created in Subassembly Composer to create a 3D solid MSE wall
  • Visualize, coordinate, quantify, and export survey surfaces and line work for an MSE wall

Description

Description

Mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls are inherently complex shapes; smoothly curving in all 3 dimensions while the structure changes shape. Modeling complex geometry for quantity takeoff, automated machine guidance (AMG), and coordination can be accomplished using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software with or without the use of Subassembly Composer (SAC). In this advanced class, we create an MSE wall that is based on construction documents. We streamline stepped profile creation, removing a data input bottleneck. We also demonstrate 2 methods for creating MSE wall assemblies and the advantages and disadvantages of using SAC. Moving onto creating the corridor itself, we discuss issues of representing profile steps and how Civil 3D can properly represent necessary detail for MSE walls. After creating the model, we briefly show quantification, visualization, and coordination. All of these steps lead up to exporting the model for AMG to enhance field productivity. At the end of this class a user who knows Civil 3D will be able to easily create a 3D MSE wall. Although this class focuses specifically on MSE walls, these same techniques can be used for any linear structure.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Individuals who are interested in creating heavy civil models for heavy civil projects

Speakers

Speakers

Eric Cylwik

Eric Cylwik is the virtual construction engineer for Sundt's Heavy Civil division. Before working exclusively for the heavy civil division, Eric focused on adapting BIMs from the office to the field for Sundt's GC & concrete divisions. He now focuses on creating Virtual Design and Construction models that highlight technology's capability to enhance the way construction is performed in the field for horizontal construction. Focusing on infrastructure, he has been able to leverage parametric modeling to create construction-quality bridge, road, and trench models that are used for survey surfaces, machine control, quantity take offs, utility coordination, constructability reviews. Eric has helped Sundt procure almost $1 billion of alternative delivery method projects. Eric graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Design Studies with an Emphasis in Digital Visualization. He is also a certified professional in several vertical and horizontal BIM and VDC softwares.

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Published

  • 2013
  • CR2499
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Infrastructure Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite

Industries

  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Construction Services

Topics

  • Construction