Simulation Modelling & Visualization

Aids project teams in identifying critical issues with design, constructability, & schedule.

Presenting complex data in a clear and efficient visual format

It can be difficult to visualize a project before construction begins, leading to unforeseen issues. SMA’s simulation modeling presents your project from another perspective, providing invaluable decision support during your project’s design and management, as well as front-end planning. In addition, simulation modeling can be easily combined with some of our other services, such as concept validation and value analysis for additional value.

Simulation models represent various components of a project like site layout, resource interactions, on-site processes, and external interferences. 3D and 4D visualization of these models can greatly aid project teams in identifying critical issues with design, constructability, and schedule, ensuring effective communication among engineers, management, contractors, and other parties. As in the real structure, the model pieces can then be arranged into structures of increasing complexity.

Visualization can also be key in helping decision-makers understand study results and providing insight into key performance indicators to help track the impact of changes in processes. SMA has developed dashboards for many complex capital projects, like Edmonton’s LRT projects, serving numerous purposes.

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