A process in which BIM/GIS tools are used to evaluate properties in a given area to determine the most optimal site location for a future project. The site data collected is used to first select the site and then position the project based on other criteria.

Potential Value:
  • Use calculated decision making to determine if potential sites meet the required criteria according to project requirements, technical factors, and financial factors
  • Decrease costs of utility demand and demolition
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Minimize risk of related to MSSS (health, safety and welfare)
  • Maximize return on investment
Resources Required:
  • CAD and GIS software (Basis models)
  • 3D Model manipulation
  • Different locations of certain interest can be found at Arealinfo
Team Competencies Required:
  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
  • Knowledge and understanding of local authority’s system (GIS, database information)
Proces diagram:
A flowchart depicting the BIM use “Site Analysis”