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Asset Data Harmonisation Stage III: BIM IFC Alignment Review

This report compares the Austroads Data Standard with buildingSMARTS’s IFC4 and Uniclass 2015. All are works in progress.

The Data Specifications Inventory of 32 object classes within Austroads’ draft standard (Draft 2 Version 2 which is to be…

Beyond Data Collection: Bridge Inspections in the Digital Age
Collecting, processing, and administering data from bridge inspections underpins bridge lifecycle management. Although, the inspection process and identification of material defects is well defined and documented, little guidance is given on systems…
Angellala Creek Bridge: Explosion to Bridge Reconstruction with a BIM Future
On the night of 5th September 2014 a road-train transporting 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate crashed next to the Angellala Creek Bridge. The bridge is approximately 30km south of Charleville, on the Mitchell Highway in outback Queensland. The incident…
Innovative Bridge Pier Solution To Reduce Risks Associated with Construction Adjacent to Railway
Roads and Maritime Services New South Wales (NSW) is currently undertaking an $84 million project to upgrade the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road Intersection at Tuggerah on the NSW Central Coast. The project involves conversion of an existing…
Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian Bridge, Perth
Arup drew upon its local and global engineering skills and design excellence to develop and deliver a key focal point of Perth’s prestigious new waterfront development, Elizabeth Quay, to our client, MRA’s, delight and widespread acclaim. A key…
Digital Evolution of Bridge Management Systems in the Gulf Region
We are living in a world which has an ever-increasing amount of digitisation: people sip their cappuccinos while reading the Saturday paper on a tablet, university students stream lectures to their laptops without ever setting foot on campus,…
Digital Engineering for Bridge Infrastructure Projects
Digital Engineering (DE) / Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been identified as an important emerging technology, with the potential to streamline processes throughout the design, construction, and operation and maintenance life cycle. The…
Bridge and tunnel modeling using 3D CAD method
With the evolution of computer aided design tools for modeling in 3D space, significant advancements have been made to traditional methods of modeling geometry of bridge and tunnel structures. While significant advances have been made in the…