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22-25 September 2014

Hotel Hilton, Mexico Reforma
Mexico City



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In coming years, geospatial technologies like GIS, BIM, Aerial Photogrammetry, Satellite Imagery, Airborne LiDAR, Mobile Laser Scanning, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Total Station, Machine Control, etc. are going to play an increasingly important role at different stages of infrastructure project life cycle. The program will present the Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) and Geospatial industry with a unique opportunity to gain understanding of various geo-enabled processes that can be implemented in their existing workflows for a sustainable infrastructure development.

Session 1: Advanced Data Acquisition Prior to any construction activity that can be carried out the process of site selection and its accurate representation takes precedence. The session will redefine the engineering grade surveying required for construction with the latest in Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), mobile LiDAR survey (MLS), Virtual Reference Networks (VRS) to optimize the base data collection process for projects ranging from individual buildings to large infrastructure projects spanning multiple geographies. The session will present the benefits of utilizing these technologies over the traditional surveying methodologies supported by relevant case studies.

Session 2: Design, Engineering and Construction beyond 3D The session aims to bring together a group of professionals that have or intend to utilize Building Information Modeling software and processes in their design, engineering and construction workflows. Case studies ranging from the use of BIM at the plan and design (architecture) stage, engineering (structural, thermal analysis, etc.) to construction (scheduling, management, etc.). The session will not only highlight the benefits of 3D but also cover the multiple dimensions of the construction lifecycle.

Session 3: Technology Convergence for sustainable infrastructure Convergence of technologies like BIM, Lean and Geospatial can be quite rewarding. BIM attempts to coordinate workflow and crews, eliminate rework, encourage more off-site prefabrication, and keep project stakeholders aware of changes on the construction site. On the other hand, Lean Construction is a combination of operational research and practical development in design and construction with an adaption of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the end-to-end design and construction process. The session will explore possible connect of geospatial with BIM+Lean and assess whether convergence will yield sustainable infrastructure.


  • Chair & Opening Speaker: Geoff Zeiss, Editor - Building and Energy, Geospatial Media and Communications, Canada
  • José Pablo García, General Director, Foundation of Industry of Construction, Mexico [Presentation]
  • Fernando Gamboa Rosas, Director-General of Public Works and Port Management, Ministry of Communications and Transportation, Mexico [Presentation]
  • Eduardo Sosa Gonzalez, Architect, GRUPO PARAMETRICO, Mexico [Abstract]
  • Ing. José Luis Degollado Zaldívar, Coordinador de Topografía e Ingeniería 3D, CSIPA, Mexico  [Presentation]
  • Luz A. Gradilla Hernández, Mexican Institute of Transport, Mexico [Presentation]
  • Mtro. Héctor Reséndiz López, Coordinador Técnico de GITS, Instituto de Geografía, UNAM
  • [Presentation]
  • Eduardo Sosa Gonzalez, Architect, GRUPO PARAMETRICO, Mexico
  • Eduardo Calvillo Manager Geoware Mexico
  • LIC. Romo Pablo Alvarez, Director General, Ecozone, Mexico [Presentation]


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