Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction


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Learn how architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms work to improve sustainability objectives and advance new ideas about creating more livable cities, workplaces, and campuses as they create greater operational efficiency.

Location intelligence is changing how land development and large infrastructure projects take shape. From new residential construction to planning a modern urban experience to building a high-speed rail system, a geographic approach helps pave the way to better, more sustainable designs.  

In Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction, see how the AEC industry is implementing geographic information systems (GIS) to improve workflows, bring context to large undertakings, and increase collaboration between governments, contractors, partners, and the public. With GIS, architects, engineers, and construction professionals are discovering new efficiencies, gaining deeper insights about complex projects, and transforming the way they plan, design, build, and operate in the built and natural environments.

In this collection of case studies and “how to” guidance, gain an overview of how GIS was used to:

  • Reduce the carbon footprint and mitigate future climate-related damage from a cross-country, high-speed rail project in the US
  • Document all above and below ground assets such as utility services, electric, gas, surface water and sewer drainage for a local transportation agency 
  • Plan maintenance for and respond to hazards from aging structures and vulnerable hillsides using drones in Japan 

Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering & Construction also includes a “next steps” section that provides ideas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start your own use of GIS. A collection of online resources, including additional stories, videos, new ideas and concepts, and downloadable tools and content, complements this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589487239
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Series: Applying GIS , #10
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 923,460
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathleen Kewley is a director for AEC at Esri. She has over 20 years of experience working with executive leadership of global engineering, architecture, consulting, and constructions firms. Prior to joining Esri, Kathleen spent 10 years at Autodesk in key business development roles helping the industry transition to 3D geospatial and building information modeling (BIM).

Micah Callough is a technical director for AEC at Esri. He focuses on building location analytics and GIS solutions for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Micah has over 20 years of technical and business experience, including cloud and data lake development, and product management. He also served as vice president of technology/data projects at Arcadis.

Keith Mann is a principal content strategist for Esri Press. He is a writer, developmental editor, and contributor to books, such as the GIS for Science series and the Applying GIS series of books, including Delivering Water and Power: GIS for Utilities, Building a Smarter Community: GIS for State and Local Government, Moving Forward: GIS for Transportation, Valuing Place and Purpose: GIS for Land Administration, Designing Our Future: GIS for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, and GIS for Science: Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

How to use this book xi

Part 1 Environment and Sustainability 1

Getting ahead of climate risk 3


Improving wastewater operational awareness 11


Planning with location intelligence 17


Takeaways 21

Part 2 Design and Engineering 25

Prioritizing infrastructure projects 27


Integrating GIS and BIM 31


Taking a digital twin approach 35


Takeaways 42

Part 3 Construction and Performance 45

Going beyond construction 48

Esri and HNTB

Enhancing construction surveying 54

FSC Inc.

Making a virtual tour 58


Boosting construction efficiency 61


Takeawoys 66

Part 4 Assets and Infrastructure 69

Inspecting with drones 71

Japan Infra Waymark

Prioritizing maintenance 76

City of San Diego and Quartic Solutions

Improving workflows 81


Takeaways 85

Next Steps 87

Contributors 97

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