Logistics, Trade and Transportation Symposium 2014. Mi nimize Freight Logistics Disruptions during Highway Construction Using Building Information Models (BIM). University of Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation Hattiesburg, MS.
Minimize Freight Logistics Disruptions during Highway Construction Using Building Information Models (BIM)
University of Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation
Nancy Bounds, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, School of Construction
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, Director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation
University of Southern Mississippi
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Building information modeling, or BIM, describes 3 dimensional visual computer models that are capable of retaining data about each object.
The TSP is a mathematical problem that describes the best possible route for the Traveling Salesman to take. Websites and iPhone apps are created around this phenomena.
Route Selection is critical to planning delivery time
GIS MapRoute Selection
Frequency of reasons given by the driver
for deviation from a predetermined route, by vehicle size
Example of BIM visualization
Artenze, T., Feng, T., Robroeks, J., van Brakel, M., Huibers,R., 2012. “Compliance with and Influence of a
New In-Car Navigation System For Trucks: Results Of A Field Test.” Transport Policy 23, 42-49.
American Society of Civil Engineers
This document represents the report card for America’s infrastructureReport cites the negative effects of traffic congestion due to undersized and under-maintained roadsThese negative effects equate to lost jobs and lost productivity for workers and added frustration among truckers and the publicMore roadwork ahead, more construction delays on trucking routes.Funding gaps identified could be addressed through road work cost savings from BIM adoption. However, BIM’s adoption could also benefit the trucking industry and the consumer through making visual data available about road construction
All stakeholders in a project can access data created and stored in the 3D/4D model.
Queries can include scheduling, quantities, costs and other parameters that the project team agrees to track.
BIM is not just a technology change but also a process change
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has adopted the 3D Modeling platform for its highway construction projects.
“The BIM approach saved millions of pounds in programme efficiencies and helped to deliver the project ahead of time and within budget.”
The M25 London Orbital Motorway
Major contractors are adopting BIM for highway construction projects.
Subassemblies were modeled and then produced from a BIM program and coordinated with geospatial technology.
Kang, L., Moon, H., Dawood, N. ,Kang, M., 2010. “Development of Methodology and Virtual System for
Optimized Simulation of Road Design Data.” Automation in Construction, 1000-1015.
Kang, L., Moon, H., Park, S., Kim, C. , Lee, T., 2010. “Improved Link System between Schedule Data and
3d Object in 4d CAD System Using WBS Code.” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 803-814
“When the Civil 3D design model is updated, all the related objects and annotation are updated as well. All the contours, the spot elevations, the building's finished floor elevation, , the utility profiles, the pond volumes, and the earthwork volumes -- they are all updated without manual intervention, producing a consistent, coordinated site design and documentation set. “ Autocad documentation, Retrieved 2013
BIM maturity is reaching a level that Civil engineering is willing to adopt 3D modeling. Government entities are beginning to understand the ability of BIM to reduce construction time, reduce change orders and more accurately provide information usable by many.
The 3D and VR abilities of BIM are simple compared to other BIM interoperability goals. Therefore, visualization and simulation are excellent tools, when combined with time schedule information, that freight dispatchers and the general public may use to see the virtual “road ahead”.