BIM for Smart Engineering Centre
Jointly established by Cardiff University, Dalian University of Technology, China Communications Construction Company
Jointly established by Cardiff University, Dalian University of Technology, China Communications Construction Company

Real time decision making form highways assessment management

We are building up a team for InfrastructureBIM - including 3-5 PhDs. The collaboration partners include: Alun Griffiths (Wales contractor); Atkins; Mott Macdonald; Arup; Welsh Government; OPUS; AEC3; BRE; BrightComputing; Parsons Brinckerhoff; Dawnus Construction; Capital. Universities: Caridff University, University College London and Leeds University.

InfrastructureBIM (EPSRC & Alun Griffiths); PhD Student: Mr. Alex Bradley (2013 -- ), Main supervisor: Dr. Haijiang LI; second supervisor: Prof. Bob Lark

HighwayBIM (EPSRC & AEC3) - PhD Candidate: Simon Lamb (2015 - 2018); Main supervisor: Dr. HaiJiang Li, Second Supervisor: Prof. Bob Lark

Developing a BIM Based Real Time Decision Making System for Highways Asset Management (HighwayBIM)

This exciting PhD project, funded by EPSRC and an industrial partner seeks to achieve a step change in highway infrastructure asset management through the development and application of a high power, intelligent and BIM compliant decision making system for "real time operation, maintenance and improvement of a highway network.” This will create a flexible and marketable system that will enable Highway Authorities and their Maintaining Agents to meet statutory duties for safety, while minimising the whole life costs of the assets for which they are responsible and achieving wider policy objectives.

The project will develop BIM based standards/processes to combine traditional inventory and condition data with the output of condition monitoring and evaluation surveys to provide a basis for the real time performance management, decision making and intervention required to optimise scheme development and prioritise budget limited asset group investment strategies. The project promises an innovative development of BIM standards for highways to facilitate real time and risk based multicriteria decision making through the processing of large scale "big data" supplied by life cycle multiple stakeholder.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.