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Utilizing 3D Digital Design Data in Highway Construction—A Case Study

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-14-0017
Project Abstract: 

Select a representative highway project to showcase the successful utilization of three-dimensional (3D) digital design data and use the information gathered from that project to develop broader guidance that can be used by highway agencies. Through a comprehensive case study, a representative highway construction project that successfully transitioned digital data from design to construction, the objectives in the Key Project Objectives field will be accomplished.

Goals:

  • Fully document the process and policies that enabled the successful utilization of three-dimensional (3D) digital design data in construction.
  • Develop generalized guidelines based on this case study that also includes information on known design model formats and/or Extensible Markup Language (XML) schemas for highway agencies to properly generate accurate 3D models for downstream uses in construction and other phases of project delivery. 
  • Document differences and similarities of each design formats and/or XML and the associated design model challenges. With each model, address the areas of real-time verification, conduct quality assurance/quality check (QA/QC), and manage data.
  • Document and make recommendations for further development and deployment of the design model standards as the technology moves forward.
  • Document the types of costs and resources required by industry and agencies for implementation of these technologies. 
Research HUB ID: 
8859
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$0
Start Date: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Public Access Plan: 
No
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Construction and Project Management

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Contact: 

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