Integrated Agile, Contextualised, Intelligent Plan Development
Urban CGI transforms your clunky, slow, expensive planning process into agile, flexible, nimble and iterative development. In one package you win the power to create, test, optioneer, prove, develop, simulate, engage, induct and instruct others – interactively, collaboratively and in real-time. We provide online, cloud-based 3D planning tools to a full-service consultancy. Contact us to learn more and for pricing options.
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Our Simulations Make Planning Simple
Project managers work in complex environments. Each new stakeholder or interface can compound planning complexity and engagement to negotiate and assure a project outcome. In complex projects, you might have dozens to thousands of constraints, interfaces and stakeholders to manage.
Interfaces include constraints, adjacent operations, neighbours, safety, access, solar and sightlines, wayfinding, signalling, user and operator experience, flooding, hydrology and utilities, functional outcomes, engineering compliance and more. Stakeholders can include businesses, operators, operators, staff, neighbours, agencies, lobby groups, politicians, contractors, communities, regulators, clients, managers, executives and adjacent projects. Planning is not simple.
Urban CGI helps you accelerate your project development, O&M and constructability testing, communications and engagement with agile 3D real-time planning. Virtual or in-person interactive planning workshops allow agile iteration and refinement collaboratively. Linked directly to our communication and engagement service, you can have 3D renders and visualisation at any time.
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Simulated vs Conventional Planning
Testing and simulating projects during planning is expensive and complex using conventional planning methods. Our next-generation digital 3D planning makes it immediate from day 1 to build parametric 3D plans in context so you can simulate operations, access and user experience, constructability and temporary works, signalling, signage and wayfinding, townscape integration and visual impacts from anywhere, yields, costs, interfaces, solar access, active transport, and functional relationships quickly and easily. That’s why UC digital planning is saving project managers and planners time, money, risk and stress.
Tradition planning sees separate commissions for all these studies by expensive consultants. We ingest CAD, BIM, survey data like LiDAR point clouds and photogrammetry and bring it all to life at your fingertips in a real-time 3D planning simulator so you can test, experience and communicate live. It’s the digital transformation of planning, available today. Contact us to find out more.
“Planning that took over a year with an AEC with little clarity and low confidence, UC have resolved in a few weeks. Alignment options, interfaces and customer experience are now totally understood. Plus we have great tools to negotiate with key stakeholders and make progress. The real-time workshops are great.”
Main Roads Planning Manager
Benefits and ROI
Urban CGI provides value along the entire project development, construction and operations asset lifecycle. The greatest ROI achieved the earlier in the project lifecycle it is implemented because this is when clients have the greatest opportunity to influence change and save money in later design and construction stages.
Live feedback is invaluable in an accurate, measurable, 3D high-fidelity geo-spatial environment. Clients enjoy complete and total visibility to discuss and iterate with tools to test options and their multiple impacts with instant, animated, human-scale and behavioural feedback.
Clients and their stakeholders slice and dice, push-and-pull infrastructure components in our 3D planning platform. The immediate engineering implications, human-scale feedback across interfaces and experiences at human scale in real-time give confidence and assurance and build shared vision and understanding.
Who are our clients?
Urban CGI planning is perfect for programme and project managers who are planning works with complex interfaces and stakeholders. UC Planning works with infrastructure clients globally from our headquarters in Melbourne Australia.
Urban CGI Planning Workflow
- We integrate and manage your base data into our Urban CGI planning platform.
- We work with you to integrate and develop options
- We deliver you the Urban CGI Planner via desktop and/or cloud.
- You start doing interactive real-time planning
- We support you with training, plan development and digital solutions.
Smart 3D Shapes
Push-pull shapes to 3D test yields, shadows, impacts, GFA and more in accurate geo-space.
Push-pull 3D alignments for light rail, roads and rail with engineering compliance feedback.
Plan directly in complex 3D survey constraints for smarter, faster planning.
Safe Works Planning
Plan works in complex, constrained and high- risk environments with confidence and ease.
Drag-and-drop 3D assets onto 3D survey data for easy and assured layout planning.
Construction project management – plan and instruct safe layouts, separation of equipment within BIM, CAD and survey data.
Planning in the Cloud
Access 3D plans on the cloud so your team can test, plan and experience the future.
Visualise safety envelopes in real 3D environments for works planning and training.
Site Access Planning
Plan, verify and test site access at the human scale to ensure maintenance and safety.
Within 3D survey data, push-and-pull layouts for alignments easily and quickly.
Live parametric planning of alignments in accurate 3D existing conditions.
Facilitating complex optioneering in constrained environments above and below.
Challenges Planners Face
Infrastructure managers using conventional planning methods face these kinds of challenges. Urban CGI solves many of them….
- Optioneering takes too long
- Integration is like herding cats
- Variations keep occurring
- Bad outcomes in cost / time / quality / risk
- Comparing plans is mind-bending
- 2D planning is too hard to understand
- The outcome was different to the plan
- Validating plan impacts is difficult
- Shared understanding is absent
- Collaboration is low
- Plan review and feedback are glacial
- Understanding interface impacts is difficult
- Rapid test-and-learn is not available
- Temporary works planning is clunky
- Staff just work it out on-site (no plan)
- Increased safety risks
- Working blind, with no shared vision
- Winning the hearts and minds
- Negotiating the plan is painful
- Plan responsiveness is low to change
- Responding – to changes / emergencies
- Planning for multi-use in space or time
- Plan adaptivity to external shocks
- Selling the plan – up, down and sideways
- Deciding on the plan across groups
- CX planning – customer experience
- Emergency response planning
Accelerating thousands of buildings and billions of dollars of development per annum.
Solar / Shadow Planning
Real-time 3D shadow analysis with Parametric Planning shapes in a survey context.
Parametric building planning to test yield, impact, massing, views, shadows – live.
Within 3D survey data – push-and-pull layouts for fencing easily and quickly.
Live parametric planning of barriers in accurate 3D environments.
Planning on 3D Terrain
Realistic, accurate and real-time 3D planning on complex terrain is made fast and easy.
Perth City Planning
Our 3D Planning tech supports Perth City planners every day with planning assessments.
Melbourne DA Planning
10 years of 3D Planning support across major property and infrastructure in Melbourne.
Large 3D planning model accelerating transport and planning projects.
Rail Pilot Planning
Complex integrated rail environment planning including rail pilot and rolling stock behaviours.
Live 3D Signal Planning
Live parametric signal planning in accurate 3D environments transforms signal planning.
Realistic, accurate and real-time 3D Rail CGIs for planning, training and communications.
“With UC, our Interface Planning is now live, 3D and collaborative with the client. This is transformative to planning efficiency and building client trust and it also makes costing easy and faster.”
Tier 1 contractor
Senior Project Director
Road Safety Planning
Road Safety Auditing (RSA) in traffic splines for dynamic sightline compliance feedback.
Safety Stopping Audits
Complex integrated street and light rail braking distance and sightline planning.
Evacuation planning simulations and testing in complex environments (see how our technology is useful for railway emergency preparedness).
Consistent training. De-risked and distributed. Competency-based.
“33 precision rail simulations delivered in weeks – unbelievable! World-best quality with an open development process. A great supplier.”
Critical Comms Planning
Safety planning and apps develop and teach safety competencies.
Easy understanding of complex sites and behaviours, live or packaged.
“UC short-cut the concept stage from our engineering partners so we can consult early without paying huge fees or waiting a long time for a drawing to appear. They cut concept development times from months to days. We test and learn in an agile way across interfaces as we co-design options with our stakeholders. Really transformative.”
National Government Infrastructure Agency