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Bim and gis applications in bridge projects: A critical review

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posted on 01.07.2021, 00:00 authored by J Wei, G Chen, J Huang, L Xu, Y Yang, Jun WangJun Wang, Abdul-Manan SadickAbdul-Manan Sadick
In recent years, interest in BIM and GIS applications in civil engineering has been growing. For bridge engineering, BIM/GIS applications such as simulation, visualization, and secondary development have been used to assist practitioners in managing bridge construction and decision-making, including selection of bridge location maintenance decisions. In situ 3D modelling of existing bridges with detailed images from UAV camera has allowed engineers to conduct remote condition assessments of bridges and decide on required maintenance actions. Several studies have investigated the applications of BIM/GIS technology on bridge projects. However, there has been limited focus on reviewing the outcomes of these studies to identify the limitations of BIM and GIS applications on bridge projects. Therefore, the aim of this study was to review the research on BIM/GIS technology applications in bridge projects over the last decade. Using a systematic review process, a total of 90 publications that met the inclusion criteria were reviewed in this study. The review identified the state-of-the-art methods of BIM and GIS applications, respectively, at the planning and design, construction, and operation and maintenance phases of bridge projects. However, the findings point to segregated application of BIM and GIS at all phases of bridge projects. The findings of this study will contribute to guiding practitioners in selecting appropriate BIM and GIS technologies for different aspects of bridge projects.

History

Journal

Applied Sciences

Volume

11

Issue

13

Article number

6207

Pagination

1 - 21

Publisher

MDPI

Location

Basel, Switzerland

eISSN

2076-3417

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal