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How BIM Enhances Bridge Design Capabilities

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    SYSTRA expertise in bridge has started developing design capabilities for a High Speed Railway line and for an Elevated Metro line with the system integrated concept of the U-shape viaduct. We are now designing bridge structures for all types of transport modes including long-span bridges such as Chacao bridge in Chile, and road causeways such as The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway in the gulf of Kuwait. With the US-based company IBT, newly acquired in 2017, SYSTRA has reached in 2018 the 8th rank of the International ENR ranking for bridge engineering.This expertise is strategic to SYSTRA global capacity to deliver mass transit or rail infrastructure worldwide. That's why at the early stage of our BIM deployment we focused in developing internal solutions and design workflows that meet our clients needs and enhance our design efficiency and quality. This class will give you a global view of our internal BIM program for bridge by presenting our design solutions and project applications. The ambition of this program is to increase the efficiency of our engineers and the robustness of our design when creating the bridge assets and is aiming to provide to our client a digital twin of their infrastructure that is fitted for use during operation and maintenance. You will see how our bridge experts have embraced BIM in their design workflows from early stage to construction design using applications such as "BIM in One Click" for linear infrastructures or CABLOA for pre-stressing design.We will also share our feedback on 3D reinforcement design using Revit and its Sofistik plugin for rebar detailing and how to increase the efficiency using design automation. The end of the presentation will be dedicated to looking ahead, exchanging thoughts around application of AI or generative design to bridge, and sharing our initiatives on how to use BIM models for operation and maintenance purposes using our HYPERASSET solution.

    Key Learnings

    • Improve design processes with BIM
    • Develop pre-stressing design using Civil 3D
    • Build an Asset Information Model of a bridge
    • Implement BIM in detailed/execution design phase using Autodesk BIM tools such as Civil 3D