What would you rather take to a public hearing?
A really spectacular set of plan profile sheets…
Or a 3D model that you can navigate in real time, and let everyone take home on their iPad for more exploring?
Which helps a citizen understand what the new road will look like from his or her backyard? Or what a new traffic pattern might mean for access to their business?
Here is a video on youtube about Gaining Public Support using Autodesk InfraWorks (formerly Infrastructure Modeler)
Challenge: The general public does not typically understand technical information that is conveyed in 2D paper plans. Negative feedback from public stakeholders, including company owners, who do not have a clear picture of how a finished project will appear from their backyard or impact their business can stall projects. Attending public participation meetings is not always an option, so anytime, anywhere access to project information is a common requirement.
Solution: Communicate alternatives and project impacts in a format that is more easily understood by non-technical audiences, Autodesk InfraWorks enables public stakeholders to explore high quality, visual models containing project pertinent information. Conveying a clear picture of impacts to adjacent property owners and businesses helps to alleviate concerns, answer questions and speed stakeholder buy-in.