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Michigan DOT Report: Use of 3D Engineered Models

  • Apr 20, 2021 (2:30 - 4:00 pm CT; 1:30 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, April 15, 2021

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.


This webinar will present an overview of Michigan DOT’s use of 3D modeling history, current use, and efforts that are in the works to set the stage for their next steps in implementation. Efforts in both the road and bridge areas will be reviewed as well as how information modeling fits into the larger data and asset management vision.

  • Evolution of Michigan’s 3D Modeling
  • Use in Design
  • Smart Digital Plans, DTMs
  • Use in Construction
  • Process to Involve the Construction Industry
  • FHWA – EDC
  • Use in Bridge – Planning and Pilot
  • Software Review


Luke Arnold is a Transportation Engineer/Roadway Modeling Specialist with the Michigan Department of Transportation. He enjoys using technology to make difficult problems a little bit simpler. Luke is involved with several pilot projects and committees at MDOT with the ultimate goal of delivering more information throughout the life cycle of a project. Luke is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Dan Belcher, Design Services Manager, PE, PS, Michigan Department of Transportation. Dan manages the Design Services Section which includes Surveying, Engineering, and Document Management Support Units. With nearly 30 years at the Michigan Department of Transportation he is currently devoted to how BIMfi, Data Governance, and Asset Management complement each other to eliminate stove pipes and support digital government practices.

Marcia Yockey, Bridge Modeling Specialist, PE, Michigan Department of Transportation. Marcia provides CAD and software support to bridge designers while plotting ways to move toward a data-oriented process. She manages MDOT’s first 3D bridge model delivery pilot, which will deliver the bridge model as the contract document in place of static 2D plans. Bridge modeling is still a new process in Michigan. A model-based workflow is in development for bridge and will build off lessons learned on this pilot and engagements with other state DOTs.

Target Audience

This workshop has been developed for design and construction personnel, including DOT, consulting engineers and contractors.

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