12d Solutions often lends software to groups doing charity and not-for-profit
work. One such user is Shane Elson, a Bundaberg man, who is working in
Kalimantan as the Director of Innovative Solutions Indonesia.
Because an extensive survey was unavailable for this project in Martapura, South
Kalimantan, Shane and his team were unable to do full 2D drainage modelling but
they were able to import the existing local survey into 12d Model and produce a
solid 1D drainage model using ILSAX2 and some included basins.
To do the
drainage properly data for the existing road was required but given the lack of
existing road profile, Shane designed a new road at a very similar height to the
current road, so pit levels were close to existing levels.
In the end,
the design was approximately 4km of road and 6km of drainage network including
pipes, open channels, basins, etc.
It is safe to say that the city (and most likely, in fact, the state) has never
seen a detailed design like this before. Shane’s team used this project for
education, and to open the locals’ minds to what is possible.
commented that he is now “much more thankful for the access to high quality
surveyors I had in Australia. A good survey is foundational to a good design!”
Shane also ‘stretched himself’ and learned to use the Visualisation module
through the 12d Model YouTube channel, to the extent that he could give the
government a sense of what this infrastructure could look like if it were built
to a standard.
The government now wants Shane’s team to finish the design
of the road and build it as well, but there are potential issues with local
business owners that could make this next stage difficult due to illegal
building in the road reserve.
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Of their use of 12d Model on this project,
Shane told us, “We are using 12d Model to catalyse vision and change for the
people. As always there is some resistance but the government is very keen and
already talking about buying a licence of their own. We are also talking with
the largest university in the state about implementing 12d Model there.”
Shane says it looks as though 2019 will bring even more opportunities to develop
standards using 12d Model, with another drainage study needing to be done. His
team’s hope is to be able to do 2D drainage models, but it will again come down
to survey. They are looking into a drone that can perform local LiDAR, and are
talking to the local government about the possibility of doing this.
Shane’s local business partner absolutely loves using 12d Model, and will be
trained more comprehensively in it this year along with other local employees.
To add to his credibility, Shane just received his Indonesian engineering
accreditation at the highest level, to go with his CPEng, RPEQ and FIEAust.
This is such an exciting partnership, and both Shane’s team and the team at
12d Solutions look forward to its continuation.