Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D application technique based on building components that has been used in the building industry in Taiwan for a number of years. However, only a few bridge BIM applications found as opposed to that in building projects in Taiwan. The 2nd generation of Taiwan Bridge Management System (TBMS2) is able to generate a schematic 3D model based on basic bridge inventory data. Currently, TBMS2 is not able to read data in bridge BIM models generated by BIM software. I.e., the integration between bridge BIM and TBMS2 is not yet feasible. Even though the bridge BIM model has been established, the bridge information still needs to be input into TBMS2 manually. There is a lot room for improvement. This research aims at developing an efficient and feasible means to integrate bridge BIM models and TBMS2. Necessary basic fields for a bridge was firstly analyzed, then the standard processes to establish a bridge BIM model in the software were summarized. Thus, after the bridge BIM model is established, a bridge data file can be output as the input into TBMS2 which saves a huge amount of human labor. Verification of data correctness also can be performed by comparing the bridge shown in BIM and the schematic bridge model shown in TBMS2. Results of this research demonstrate that BIM techniques are very helpful in improving efficiency and data correctness when using TBMS2 for bridge management.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Study on Integrating BIM and Bridge Management System|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering|
|State||Published - Nov 2021|