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Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure

Over the last several years, there has been an increased use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) related technologies to improve the project delivery process for highway construction. BIM integrates many technologies and practices that bring digital tools and a data-centric approach for improving lifecycle delivery and management of highway assets. However, the approach for deploying BIM has been typically siloed at each function of the organization or at the project level. BIM implementation to date typically has had a heavy focus on deliverables for construction, rather than data to inform decisions during and after project delivery, but there is so much more to making it a truly lifecycle integration of valuable asset data. This means going beyond the current industry connotation of BIM as synonymous to 3D models. Many State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) recognize the benefits associated with the bigger picture of BIM as a data-centric approach both for project delivery and asset management practices. BIM centers on the idea that data is an asset and that there are efficiencies to be gained when business silos are broken down so that data is accessible throughout a project and asset life cycle.

The objectives of FHWA BIM for Infrastructure program are to:

  1. Describe BIM for Infrastructure and educate stakeholders.
  2. Share the implementation of BIM-related technologies and practices of the State DOTs.
  3. Help State DOTs identify steps to move from one maturity level to the next for a specific area.


BIM For Infrastructure - It's Just Good Business

BIM for Infrastructure: BIM Progression Level

BIM for Infrastructure: The Primary Components of BIM

BIM for Infrastructure: It's All About Making the Data Available to Everyone

BIM for Infrastructure: Integrated Digital Project Delivery

BIM for Infrastructure: How it Affects Your Workflow


Advancing The Development And Deployment Of BIM For Infrastructure

The Dimensions Of BIM For Infrastructure

Hybrid Approach To BIM In Iowa - BIM As Part Of The Construction Contract


Case Study: Iowa DOT 3D Model Deliverable

Data Governance A FDOT Case Study

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure - How It Affects Your Workflow

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure - An Administrative View

Case Studies

Case Study: I-80 Eastbound Ramps At I-380 - 3D Model Deliverable

Case Study: NYSDOT Kew Gardens Project

FDOT Data Governance Initiative - Managing Vital Data Assets


Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure

Updated: 10/13/2020
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