The advanced 3D models are used in all phases of the project, from planning and design to follow-up and documentation of work done.
“Gemini Terrain is a Norwegian-developed tool which is used by large parts of the construction industry in Norway," says the strategy manager at Powel Construction, Magnus Tandberg.
"We are also growing strongly on the consultancy side and outside Norway, especially in Sweden,” says Tandberg.
The software solution has been on the market for over 30 years and has contributed to the development of the industry standard for mass calculation and documentation. Terrain is also used for designing models for roads, intersections, tunnels, construction pits and water and drainage networks. Another option with the 3D models in Gemini Terrain is surface analysis.
“The surface analyses provide answers to important issues for a building project. These could be danger from falling rocks in the area, visibility, or sun and shadow,” says Tandberg.
Supports Norwegian and international formats
Both Norwegian and international formats are supported by Gemini Terrain, and public services for map and terrain data can be directly exploited to provide a good basis for planning.
“We have good and close partnerships with suppliers of machine control systems and other surveying equipment. This has enabled us to develop a new module for data flows to machine control, which our customers have been requesting for a long time. Our portfolio is evolving fast, and we are one of the reasons why the construction sector is digitising at record speed,” concludes Tandberg.
In brief - Gemini Terrain gives you:
Municipal, regulatory and site plans
Design of housing estates with roads, intersections and construction pits
Planning works affecting the natural environment (dams, landfills, mass removal etc.)
Planning and design of water and drainage pipes
Mass calculation and profile drawing
Visualisation, incl. sun/shadow analysis, e.g. for positioning houses in residential areas
Property developer Jan Erik Äng is a super-user of Gemini Terrain and finds it easier to get the job done when he has access to good visual sketches via Gemini Terrain. Read the full story here