Digital as-builts (DABs) have evolved, and they serve as a valuable repository for the design and construction information that is foundational for a successful lifecycle asset management program.
Preserving information in a digital format allows it to be integrated with other discipline data and accessed and analyzed more readily for decision-making. DABs become a living record, with data that can be updated throughout a project’s lifecycle and are searchable, accessible, geospatial, durable, interoperable, and extractable. DABs support effective lifecycle asset and performance management and allow transportation agencies to collect, integrate, and manage information for:
- Improved access to asset data
- Better investment decisions
- Streamlined project delivery
- Enhanced safety