Parametric 3D-Centric Design and Construction of Concrete Bridges

The current U.S. practice of information transfer during the bridge planning/design/ fabrication/ construction/ operation/ maintenance processes involve repeated manual transcription of data that is error-prone and time – consuming due to lack of standardized formats that hinder electronic information transfer. Without such standards, electronic information exchange is cumbersome at best, and often not possible. This paper describes current research to address this challenge under FHWA sponsorship to explore the promise of parametric 3-D bridge information modeling (BrIM) as a technology to enable acceleration of the bridge design and delivery, as well as enhance life-cycle management. It articulates aspects of the envisioned accelerated bridge delivery process and provides insight into current technologies that are available to streamline the process of bridge planning, design, management, and operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Concrete Bridge Council

    Portland Cement Association, 5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077-1083

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    105 West Capitol Avenue
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Puckett, Jay A
    • Chen, Stuart S
    • Shirole, Arun M
    • Srikonda, Rohit
    • Gao, Qiang
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: HPC: Safe, Affordable, and Efficient

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2008 10:36AM