what we do

Bringing projects to life

3D modeling and visualization are the future of our profession. These capabilities greatly enhance the design process. Using modeling, designs can be developed faster and more efficiently between design disciplines leading to less conflicts. This leads to minimized risks during construction. Visualizations are an excellent story telling tool and effective at public involvement meetings for illustrating complex engineering solutions to non-technical audiences. Through mixed reality, we can see how designs fit in the real world at a real scale. To enhance our visualization capabilities, Parametrix acquired CivilFX in 2020. CivilFX was founded in 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are dedicated to blending civil engineering and visual effects. 

CSO Alternative Technology Testing
CSO Alternative Technology Testing
Seattle, Washington
Client: King County
Partner: Tetra Tech

King County has tested several alternative technology pilots for combined sewer overflow (CSO) treatment including a new rapid membrane treatment process. As part of the membrane pre-pilot siting evaluation, Parametrix built a 3D model including the pilot and existing CSO treatment facility. The model was used to visualize the location of the pilot, confirm type and positioning of all of the incoming and outgoing wastewater lines, and necessary connection points to the existing facility. The 3D model was reviewed onsite by King County staff using Augmented Reality (AR) goggles provided by Parametrix.