The Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan is an ambitious project initiated by the Indian government to transform the country’s infrastructure. Unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 13, 2021, the Gati Shakti Yojana is a massive scheme worth Rs 100 lakh crore aimed at creating comprehensive infrastructure across India. Geospatial insights, as a key component of this initiative, are transforming road and highway development. To explore the potential of geospatial technology in infrastructure, the GeoSmart Infrastructure Conference is scheduled to be held on 22-23 August 2023 at Vivanta in Dwarka, New Delhi.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has transformed the Indian construction industry tremendously and altered the way buildings are constructed and maintained. In the late 20th century BIM technology started laying its foundation, but its true potential started to show in the early 21st century. Initially, BIM was majorly used for 3D modeling and visualization, but its advancement soon begin to expand to facilitate collaboration within the stakeholder, cost management, and much more helpful feature. As the industry identifies the benefits of BIM, it became an inevitable tool in the construction process.
The construction industry is at a pivotal point where the construction process needs to be redesigned and developed with more efficient and sustainable business processes. The industry must be agile enough to respond to events quicker and innovate faster than ever before to complete projects on time and within budget.
Geospatial technology has emerged as a powerful tool in advancing disaster management practices in India. With its ability to capture, analyse, and visualize spatial data, geospatial technology provides valuable insights that help understand vulnerabilities, assess risks, and allocate resources in a timely, time-bound manner. For a country that is prone to various natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, cyclones, and landslides, the use of geospatial technology has become critical for effective disaster preparedness and response efforts. This article explores the importance of disaster management in India, the role of geospatial technology in enhancing preparedness, and the government initiatives and agencies involved in leveraging this technology.
The construction industry is rapidly evolving, driven by advancements in innovative solutions in technology. The BIM integration with GIS in the operation and maintenance stages is paving the way towards advancement in digital twin is the most transformative development of infrastructure development.
Digital construction has changed the way infrastructure projects are executed. Its impact is particularly important in the field of road and highway construction. By leveraging advanced technologies and data-driven processes, digital construction management offers numerous benefits that enhance efficiency, accuracy, and sustainability in projects from start to finish. In this blog, we will explore the profound significance of digital construction in road and highway infrastructure projects.