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May 7, 2024

Civil Site Design Customer Showcase

CAD Concepts are excited to share the journey of Bruce Preston, who designed the Kamo shared path project.

Bruce Preston of Preston Design is an experienced civil designer/drafter who undertook a massive project designing the Kamo, Whangarei, shared path project– a stunning walking and cycling infrastructure.

Preston Design has been using Civil Site Design on BricsCAD since 2015 and relied heavily on Civil Site Design throughout the project to achieve outstanding results. He also expanded to use Twinmotion, which connects directly to BricsCAD to produce stunning visuals.
CAD Concepts and Civil Survey Solutions were on hand to support Bruce throughout his journey. Civil Site Design on BricsCAD is Bruce's preferred design tool, citing how easy they are to use and are cost-effective, stable solutions with good support systems.
As a result of using Civil Site Design, Bruce has increased his standard and pace of work outputs. Bruce told us, "He has no shortage of work".

Project overview

The Whangarei District Council project was a key part of the Council's Walking ad Cycling Strategy, which included increasing participation in walking and cycling for both recreation and active commuting. Click here to learn more about Whangarei District Council's shared path initiatives.

It was a complex project using Civil Site Design on BricsCAD to overcome challenges and connect the community with safe paths to eight schools, University campus, supermarkets, sports facilities and parks.
The local and government-funded project aims included:

  • To have a safe and effective route for the community to get to destinations like schools and the workplace.
  • A focus on health and wellbeing with a path that encourages walking, cycling and people getting out and enjoying the fresh air and time with their families and friends.
  • Reduction of traffic congestion with the cyclists having a safe path, which reduced high volume traffic on the state highway.
  • Climate-friendly transport and lower emissions, with an increase in cycles and the use of e-bikes.

The project's first stage opened in May 2019 and provided a safe link between Whangarei CBD and 1000s of households. The Kamo shared pathway is nearly finished and goes as far as Fisher Terrace. The shared path is extremely popular and well used within the community, with up to 2500 people per day using the 7km shared pathway.

Check out our YouTube video to see how this awesome project came together using Civil Site Design.

If you're interested in finding out more about Civil Site Design as a powerful, affordable option, or BricsCAD, we offer a free 30-day trial. Click here to download.

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