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Bridge Information Modeling: Opportunities, Limitations, and Spanning the Chasm with Current Tools

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    With 3D structural analysis being the norm and with a rapidly growing implementation of bridge asset management systems, the market is poised for an explosive adoption of Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM). However, there is no single black-box information model that incorporates hydraulic and structural analysis, geometric design, and plans production—and much less structural detailing! This class will create a process map for bridge design that identifies data exchanges from conception through construction. It will look at owners' bridge management information needs and what data should flow to the operation and maintenance (O&M) phase. Taking into consideration appropriate Autodesk® tools for bridge design and analysis, such as AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, AutoCAD® Revit® Structure software, and their various extensions and analysis modules, the class will offer best practices for creating a workflow to meet the owner's, contractor's and designer's needs. We won't necessarily have all the answers, but we'll contemplate some thought-provoking questions.

    Key Learnings

    • Identify software products that fit into a bridge information modeling workflow
    • Develop bridge information modeling process maps to fit your bridge projects
    • List the component processes to bridge design
    • Identify the data exchanges that occur in the bridge asset lifecycle