BIM-technology in bridge design

Engineering and construction of roads, subways, airfields, bridges and transport tunnels

Currently, construction projects are taking on an increasing scale. The spectrum of constructive and architectural forms of bridges is becoming wider, newest building technologies and materials are being mastered. Controlling and managing large-scale technological processes is impossible without using of computer technologies. As a result, BIM-technologies (Building Information Modeling) are widely used in construction field. The main purpose of this article is to research the innovative BIM-technology in the bridge design industry, as well as to disclose the problem of implementing BIM-technologies in bridge design. The article shows the possibility of collecting and systematizing all the data about the object, and managing of this information efficiently thanks to BIM technology. The example of the construction of the bridge over the Yangtze River revealed that the project implementation time is reduced by half, and maintenance of the finished object is much easier and more convenient also because of BIM application. Under of the set goal, such tasks as identifying the advantages and disadvantages of using BIM technologies in bridge design, as well as studying the factors that influence the transition to the use of these technologies in design organizations are solved. To achieve the goal, articles that fully revealed the capability of BIM-design, and articles reflecting the level of BIM-technologies prevalence in civil construction and certainly in bridge construction were explored.