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123BIM & Roundabouts

September 7, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments


This smaller project shows 123BIM is not limited to large projects with huge budgets. The area of interest is located in the historic town of Monroe in the State of Connecticut, and the area of concern is the intersection of SR110 intersecting SR111.

This intersection has a higher than usual accident rate, and a solution was sought by city officials and the CDOT. The model was initially created at the 60% design phase, and was used extensively for internal design review, public hearings, and meetings with town officials.  They wanted to introduce a roundabout for traffic calming.

After the meetings, they took the feedback and tweaked the design.

One of the main points of concern was the retaining wall that dated back to colonial times – a historical landmark. They had to assure everybody they were not going to take out that wall. In this 123BIM interactive model of both existing conditions and the proposed design, you can see the old retaining wall inside a new retaining wall, thus protecting history.

The other element of contention was the centerpiece in the roundabout. They tried a flag pole, stone structures with Welcome sign, but instead chose to install a bell tower that honored the city’s former bell foundry.

For more information about 123BIM, contact gary@realimagesolutions.com or http://www.rdvsystems.com/category/case-studies/


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Gary Rackliff

Gary Rackliff brings over 20 years of experience, professionalism and success to Real Image Solutions. Prior to Real Image Solutions, Gary served in the Royal Air Force for 10 years. During those 10 years, he was deployed to multiple overseas locations, including Hong Kong, Falkland Islands and Belize.

Following his service in the RAF, he worked as a civilian engineer for British Aerospace in Saudi Arabia, attached to the Royal Saudi Air Force based in Dharan, close to the Iraqi border. Those three years, included support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

On leaving British Aerospace, he moved to the United States and worked in Flight Operations at the Orlando International Airport.

A career change took him into CAD Drafting and 3D Visualization. Gary worked for R. Miller Architecture (RMA) in Orlando for 9 years, where he was tapped to start up R. Miller Visualization (RMV).

When Gary left RMV, he started his own company, Redcoat 3D, which ran successfully until selling it as an asset purchase to IMAGINiT Technologies in 2006, where he remained until June 2009. In September of that year he started VIS, an international design visualization firm based in Rock Hill, S.C.

Having left VIS, Gary returned to Central Florida focusing on all aspects of technical management, pre and post sales, training and implementation throughout Brick RoadFX client base and all of its geographical regions.

In April 2012, he accepted a full-time position with one of BRFX clients, BCC Engineering as Senior Visualization Designer, where he remained until branching out and Starting Real Image Solutions.

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