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Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Bridges and Structures

General Information

Solicitation Number: 1450 Status: Cleared by FHWA Date Posted: Jul 6, 2017
Last Updated: Dec 8, 2020 Solicitation Expires: Jul 31, 2022 Partners: CA , DE , FHWA , FL , GADOT , IADOT , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PADOT , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI
Lead Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
Study Number: TPF-5(372)

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact:
  Brian Worrel
brian.worrel@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1471
FHWA Technical Liaison(s):
  Brian Kozy
Brian.Kozy@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-0341


Financial Summary:

Commitment Start Year: 2018 Commitment End Year: 2022 100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $1,000,000.00 Commitments Received: $2,080,000.00  


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Delaware Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Charlanne Thornton (302) 760-2704 Charlanne.Thornton@state.de.us
Delaware Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Charlanne Thornton (302) 760-2704 Charlanne.Thornton@state.de.us
Delaware Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Charlanne Thornton (302) 760-2704 Charlanne.Thornton@state.de.us
Delaware Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Charlanne Thornton (302) 760-2704 Charlanne.Thornton@state.de.us
Delaware Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Charlanne Thornton (302) 760-2704 Charlanne.Thornton@state.de.us
Federal Highway Administration 2018 $200,000.00 Laura Lawndy laura.lawndy@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2019 $40,000.00 Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2021 $20,000.00 Mark Fischer (402)479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Ron Curb (405)522-3795 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Ron Curb (405)522-3795 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Ron Curb (405)522-3795 rcurb@odot.org
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 rtimain@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Emily Parkany (802) 272-6862 Emily.Parkany@vermont.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $20,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2022 $20,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 $20,000.00 Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2021 $40,000.00 Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov


Study Description

Background:
Building information modeling (BIM) has been widely used in the commercial sector and vertical construction to manage projects from conception through design, fabrication, construction and for future maintenance. Although some fabricators who perform work on both vertical construction and transportation structures have begun employing BIM tools in the fabrication of bridge components its use in transportation infrastructure is severely limited due to the lack of standardization. It became obvious that in order to take advantage of the efficiencies associated with the use of BIM in transportation structures, a comprehensive strategic plan by AASHTO SCOBS is needed. As a first step, the technical committee on technology and software (T-19) initiated a study that was funded by NCHRP. The NCHRP project 20-07 Task 377 titled “Standardized Format for Bridge and Structure Information Models” presented a framework for BIM implementation roadmap and provided T-19 a list of actionable items.

Following the conclusion of the NCHRP study and after extensive discussions, T-19 identified a path forward for BIM implementation in bridges and structures. The initiative involved the following key decisions:

• Identity: The initiative is being named BIM for Bridges and Structures, as it encompasses the goal of this endeavor without potentially violating trademark rights.

• Governance and Stewardship Framework: The roadmap involves the identification of a governance structure. The selected model will be overseen by T-19 with collaboration with AASHTO Technical Joint Committee on Electronic Standards, FHWA, and various stakeholders.

• Data Exchange Schema: Multiple schemas for the governance structure of BIM for Bridges and Structures were discussed, with the decision being made to develop an MVD (Model View Definition) compliant with IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) data models. Some consideration was given to OpenBridge model, with the biggest benefit being more control of the governance model. However, IFC is the industry standard in the vertical industry and is well established. BuildingSmart International, the global organization with IFC oversight, also has global initiatives working toward implementing BIM for bridges in other countries, making a natural alignment with IFC the most appropriate approach.

• Funding Mechanism for Support: It became evident through the discussions that the initiative to move BIM for Bridges and Structures into standard practice would require much more effort than could be taken on solely by T-19 members. The committee agreed that the use of a consultant/contractor would be necessary to accomplish many of the tasks needed to move forward. The committee discussed several funding options, ultimately deciding on two sources: FHWA and pooled fund study.
Objectives:
The pooled fund project will provide the primary funding mechanism for AASHTO SCOBS T-19 to perform the duties of governance and stewardship of BIM for Bridges and Structures.
Scope of Work:
Although not all tasks have been identified, the work will include:

1. Establish standards, guidelines, or manuals for bridge project stakeholders to facilitate the wide use of IFC as an exchange standard in BIM for Bridges and Structures in bridge projects. This would include recommending or mandating the use of common modeling format and IFC submittal.

2. Develop the national standard MVD, data definitions, and data requirements for the model life cycle for all data exchanges for transportation bridges and structures. This national standard will use the above governance and stewardship model to facilitate the development and future maintenance.

3. Collaborate with stakeholders to provide timely update of IFC data dictionary for common bridge elements.

4. Collaborate with buildingSMART and software vendors to design and offer suitable training covering BIM for Bridges and Structures model development, management, and usage.

5. Conduct return on investment (ROI) analysis to quantify the benefits of using a common modeling format, BIM for Bridges and Structures, in terms of time and cost savings.

6. Develop a template of BIM for Bridges and Structures-specific contractural provisions for managing, reducing, or eliminating the risks associated with IFC-BIM for Bridges and Structures. Project stakeholders/owners could use the template to conduct a risk evaluation for deploying BIM for Bridges and Structures at a project and organization level.

7. Provide recommendations to T-19 on changing existing work flows to leverage model exchanges for project delivery and asset management for transportation bridges and structures owners.

8. Provide a work plan, progression schedule, and coordination web and face to face meetings with T-19 on the development and implementation of BIM for Bridges and Structures.

9. Establish a forum/expert hub for practitioners in the bridge industry to promote the common modeling formats and share experiences.

10. Provide technical support, organize training workshops, and facilitate pilot/demonstration projects for bridge owners to encourage and accelerate the adoption of BIM for Bridges and Structures.
Comments:
It is envisioned that the tasks listed above will be contracted to a consultant with proven expertise in this area.

Funding Request:
The minimum partner funding required: $1,000,000

Each partner’s commitment should total $20,000 per year for five years.


Documents:

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SPR Waiver Approval Memorandum N
 
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