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Integrating 3D Digital Models Into Asset Management

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Start Date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014
End Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016
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TRT Terms: 
Research; State of the art; Infrastructure; Information technology; Highway design; Highways; Design
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Design, Planning
Subject Area: 
Data and Information Technology, Design, Research

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Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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This project will examine the state of the art of 6D building information modeling/civil integrated management (BIM/CIM) technology, both domestically and abroad and its application to highway asset management. Once this information is synthesized, the effort will focus on developing best-practice recommendations that include a plan for the integration of 6D design into current highway construction standards, educational curriculum, and professional practice in the United States. These recommendations will serve as a foundation for industry, academia, and government to incorporate 6D elements into future highway design and specification practice.


The objective of this research is to gather, analyze, and distill data to determine the current state of the practice for using digital modeling in asset management practices and, based on this, develop best practice recommendations.