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visualization services, visualization applications, 3D model services, animated traffic services, custom building services, flythrough video services, augmented reality services, AR services, virtual reality services


When it comes to Getting Stuff Built Right, communication and a unified vision are key to a successful final product. Visualization services provided by CEC serve to augment the link between designers on a project and facilitate their vision to the public.

We provide fully rendered 3D models created directly from design documents and survey data to provide the most accurate representation of a project at all phases of its construction. We strive to breathe life into our models by making custom-built models of existing buildings and adding animated traffic that help provide insight into the future aesthetics of a project as well as issues of practicality, such as traffic flow and road placement. By collaborating with designers throughout production we provide an evolving visual reference and an extra check to help catch design errors before they reach the construction phase.

Visualization Applications

  • Internal reference between designers on a project;
    • Helps proactively find design flaws early in production;
    • Facilitates understanding between different departments;
    • Allows for quick turn around when viewing design changes;
    • Easily identifies right-of-way and utility conflicts from a three-dimensional perspective.
  • Public communication and interaction;
    • Improves public understanding of engineering plans;
    • Allows presenters to highlight and address individual concerns through full navigation of model;
    • Allows for first person view at specific areas of the project through AR and VR;
    • Demonstration of overall changes/ before and after arrangements;
    • Increases public excitement and engagement with proposed changes.
  • Demonstration of traffic flow changes, particularly during construction phases;
    • Gain insight into the pedestrian and driver experience both during and after construction;
    • Assists with sign and marquee placement.
  • Reference for visual aesthetics of a project;
    • Easily determine line of sight and the scenic quality of the project.


Darren Smith, PLS
Vice President / Surveying and Mapping Practice Leader 
[email protected]
Darren Smith