The City of San Diego is in the planning phases of making major overhauls to a water treatment facility. Kleinfelder suggested using a 3D animation construction sequence to illustrate the changes.
As just one component to this major infrastructure project, Kleinfelder realized that utilizing its strong 3D tools and capabilities could effectively illustrate the step-by-step approach for the facility upgrade. With the facility being located across the country from Kleinfelder’s 3D experts, and the inherently complex changes being made, the work required face-to-face meetings (versus
simply viewing digital plans) to fully understand the approach and all facets of the project.
One of our 3D experts travelled to the site and met with project stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of the project plans and sequence of construction events. While there, he also took high-resolution photos capturing the critical project components. This enabled the 3D team to begin building the animation immediately.
Kleinfelder’s client account/project manager and other project stakeholders were pleased with the first draft of our 3D visualization, which required minimal updates and changes. This proved that face-to-face interaction was not only critical for gaining a stronger understanding of the project, but it also saved an estimated two weeks of edits typically required with an animation project of this size and magnitude.