The IDP Group has carried out the 3D modeling project and the simulation of the construction process using the BIM methodology of the tailings dam located at the Quebrada Blanca open pit mine in the Tarapacá region (Chile), at the request of EXCON.
EXCON is a Chilean construction company with a long history in infrastructure and diverse works for the mining industry and is known for its participation in services involving the specialty of earthmoving.
The new infrastructure is 641 m long, 120 m high, and 350 m wide. The crest of the dam is at an absolute height of 3,855 m above sea level and is raised on a 7,306,734 m3 embankment with 133 levels and 11 sub-levels. On the cofferdam wall there is an earth clearing of 15,383 m3 and an embankment of 60,281 m3. On the upstream access road, the land is cleared of 145,365 m3 and an embankment of 236,678 m3.
The services contracted to IDP have consisted of modeling the 3D dam and obtaining the simulation of the 4D construction process, which allows us to program and visualize the development of the project sequentially and obtain significant cost and execution time savings.
The BIM methodology (Building Information Modeling) allows us to design, project, organize and manage the information of the infrastructure in a parameterized, complete, unique and centralized model throughout its life cycle, from its conceptualization to the execution on site, using dynamic 3D modeling software in real time.
IDP consolidates its experience in project development through BIM methodology and is positioned as a strategic partner in Latin American countries such as Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, …