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TAUW has employed Tygron in various projects to quickly and accurately provide insight into various geographic issues and discover connections between multiple variables. TAUW also works considerably with virtual data using Virtual Reality Engineering for major projects to better experience technical designs. We use Virtual Reality (VR) to gain a different viewpoint of our designs. Our designers and consultants can create new worlds through the placement of 3D objects, which we explore with our VR headsets – experiencing, looking at them from different angles and further refining them. VR tools provide great added value for ourselves, our clients and public space users. It also offers good opportunities to experience those designs together, at a distance from each other, which has proven very useful while working mostly from home. With Virtual Reality Engineering, TAUW is taking a major step forward in experiencing designs and remote collaboration.
The Houtribdijk, a dyke,in the Netherlands between Lelystad and Enkhuizen is partially reinforced with sand on both sides over a length of 25 kilometres. A sandy dyke improvement in a large lake without a tide is a new design, which is the reason the Rijkswaterstaat (executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) has set up a research and monitoring programme to research management and maintenance of the area. A collaboration between HKV, TAUW and Iv-infra facilitates the required data management.
The Research and Monitoring Programme started in November 2018 and will run until the end of 2022. Together with Rijkswaterstaat, HKV and Technical University Delft, we are now working on efficient data management and use with regard to the research objectives of the sandy reinforcement.
Curious how it works? You can watch this video from Rijkswaterstaat.
“This project is an asset to similar projects in the future and an example of good data management!”
– Rinse Wilmink, Adviser Flood Protection Coastal and Coastal morphology, Rijkswaterstaat