Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure Management

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 7563

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Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: laser scanning; Infrastructure monitoring; BIM; IIM; IFC
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Dear Colleagues,

Currently, there is an increasing need for more efficient standardization, management, and interoperability of infrastructure data. In this respect, infrastructure information modelling is slowly gaining visibility as an analogy for Building Information Modelling (BIM), that is, a data management process of infrastructure from its design phase and for its entire life cycle. While different sensing technologies are able to efficiently collect data on a large scale, BIM should allow data interoperability for a standardized access to asset management databases, thus improving the efficiency of the information maintenance work and for risk assessment of the built environment of infrastructure.

This Special Issue aims to collect new knowledge on, but is not limited to, four main topics:

  • Current and future trends on information modelling approaches;
  • Information models of infrastructure assets;
  • Applications of existing standards;
  • Novel approaches that effectively integrate sensed data with IIM, following existing standards.

Dr. Ana Sánchez Rodríguez
Dr. Mario Soilán Rodríguez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • infrastructure management
  • building information modelling
  • interoperability 
  • industry foundation classes 
  • IFC
  • BIM

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Navigating the Adoption of 5D Building Information Modeling: Insights from Norway
by Haidar Hosamo Hosamo, Christian Nordahl Rolfsen, Florent Zeka, Sigurd Sandbeck, Sami Said and Morten André Sætre
Infrastructures 2024, 9(4), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures9040075 - 18 Apr 2024
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Exploring the integration of 5D Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the Norwegian construction sector, this study examines its transformative impact on cost estimation and project management, highlighting technological and skill-based adoption challenges. Through methodical case studies and interviews with industry experts, it is [...] Read more.
Exploring the integration of 5D Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the Norwegian construction sector, this study examines its transformative impact on cost estimation and project management, highlighting technological and skill-based adoption challenges. Through methodical case studies and interviews with industry experts, it is revealed that 5D BIM significantly enhances the precision of cost estimations and effectively reduces financial overruns in complex construction projects, indicating an industry shift towards its broader acceptance. The research sets out to explore current challenges and opportunities in 5D BIM, assess the usability and integration of software tools, and understand systemic barriers and skill gaps hindering further progress. These objectives lead to a detailed understanding of 5D BIM’s role in improving economic and procedural efficiencies in construction. Suggesting its pivotal role in the evolving construction management realm, the study contributes important insights into 5D BIM’s transformative potential and underscores its importance in advancing the construction industry’s digital transformation. Full article
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Minimizing Cost Overrun in Rail Projects through 5D-BIM: A Systematic Literature Review
by Osama A. I. Hussain, Robert C. Moehler, Stuart D. C. Walsh and Dominic D. Ahiaga-Dagbui
Infrastructures 2023, 8(5), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures8050093 - 11 May 2023
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Mega projects delivering rail infrastructure are constantly seeking cost-effective and efficient technologies to sustain the growing population. Building information modeling (BIM) and BIM for cost management (5D-BIM) have shown great potential in the building industry and have been adopted widely. However, 5D-BIM implementation [...] Read more.
Mega projects delivering rail infrastructure are constantly seeking cost-effective and efficient technologies to sustain the growing population. Building information modeling (BIM) and BIM for cost management (5D-BIM) have shown great potential in the building industry and have been adopted widely. However, 5D-BIM implementation in rail infrastructure is still in its infancy. This paper presents a systematic literature review of 380 publications related to cost overrun, cost management and 5D-BIM for rail infrastructure, including rail projects. The review identified knowledge gaps and synthesized existing research on cost overrun in rail projects, cost estimation models, and the current use of 5D-BIM. The review revealed that there is no current study integrating 5D-BIM into the rail project lifecycle. This paper highlights the importance of integrating 5D-BIM systematically in the rail project life cycle to avoid/minimize cost overrun. The review provides researchers and practitioners with crucial information for deploying 5D-BIM to minimize cost overruns in rail projects. Full article
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