Development of a Bridge Maintenance System Using Bridge Information Modeling

Document Type : Research Papers

Authors

1 Construction Engineering and Management, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran

3 Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

Abstract

Bridges play a critical role in the transportation system network; accordingly, assuring satisfaction with the service level of these structures is vital for bridge maintenance managers. Thus, it is vital to determine the optimum bridge maintenance plan (i.e., the optimum timing and type of repair activities applied to the bridge elements) considering the budget limitations. To optimize the bridge maintenance plan, some researchers have focused on developing optimization models, including the Genetic Algorithm (GA). However, a few studies have employed Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) to enhance bridge maintenance management. This study focuses on developing an integrated framework based on BrIM and bridge maintenance optimization to utilize visualization capabilities of BrIM to assist maintenance managers in making decisions. The presented framework optimizes the bridge maintenance plan at the sub-element level. The BrIM automatically feeds into the developed GA optimization system. The introduced framework is successfully verified using a real-world case study.

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Akbari, R. and Maalek, S. (2017). "A road map for civil engineers towards bridge engineering through academic education and professional training", Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 50(1), 51-73.
Alikhani, H. and Alvanchi, A. (2019). "Using genetic algorithms for long-term planning of network of bridges", Scientia Iranica A, 26(5), 2653-2664.
Becerik-Gerber, B., Jazizadeh, F., Li, N. and Calis, G. (2011). "Application areas and data requirements for BIM-enabled facilities management", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(3), 431-442.
Chan, B., Guan, H., Hou, L., Jo, J., Blumenstein, M. and Wang, J. (2016). "Defining a conceptual framework for the integration of modelling and advanced imaging for improving the reliability and efficiency of bridge assessments", Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 6(4), 703-714.
Chassiakos, A., Vagiotas, P. and Theodorakopoulos, D. (2005). "A knowledge-based system for maintenance planning of highway concrete bridges", Advances in Engineering Software, 36(11), 740-749.
Chen, H.-M. and Wang, Y.-H. (2009). "A 3-dimensional visualized approach for maintenance and management of facilities", Proceedings of ISARC09, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 468-475.
Chen, W.-F. and Duan, L. (2014). Bridge engineering handbook: Construction and maintenance, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
De Brito, J., Branco, F., Thoft-Christensen, P. and Sørensen, J.D. (1997). "An expert system for concrete bridge management", Engineering Structures, 19(7), 519-526.
Eastman, C., Eastman, C.M., Teicholz, P. and Sacks, R. (2011). BIM handbook: A guide to building information modeling for owners, managers, designers, engineers and contractors, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
Elbehairy, H., Hegazy, T. and Soudki, K. (2009). "Integrated multiple-element bridge management system", Journal of Bridge Engineering, 14(3), 179-187.
Evans, D. (2018). "Bridge inspection report, 2018 Inspection Year", Government of Prince Edward Island, Available at: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/publications/bridgeinspection2018.pdf. (Access Date: 2020 June 10)
Farran, M. and Zayed, T. (2015). "Fitness-oriented multi-objective optimisation for infrastructures rehabilitations", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(6), 761-775.
Frangopol, D.M. and Liu, M. (2007). "Maintenance and management of civil infrastructure based on condition, safety, optimization, and life-cycle cost", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 3(1), 29-41.
Frangopol, D.M. and Soliman, M. (2016). "Life-cycle of structural systems: Recent achievements and future directions", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 12(1), 1-20.
Furuta, H., Kameda, T., Fukuda, Y. and Frangopol, D.M. (2004). "Life-cycle cost analysis for infrastructure systems: Life cycle cost vs. safety level vs. service life", Life-cycle Performance of Deteriorating Structures: Assessment, Design and Management, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 19-25.
Furuta, H., Kameda, T., Nakahara, K., Takahashi, Y. and Frangopol, D.M. (2006). "Optimal bridge maintenance planning using improved multi-objective genetic algorithm", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 2(1), 33-41.
Ghadiri Mohghaddam, D. (2014). "Framework for Integrating Bridge Inspection Data with Bridge Information Model", MSc. Dissertation, Concordia University, Available at: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/978607/ (Access Date: 2020 June 10).
Gholami, M., Sam, A.R.B.M. and Yatim, J.M. (2013). "Assessment of bridge management system in Iran", Procedia Engineering, 54, 573-583.
Hammad, A., Zhang, C., Hu, Y. and Mozaffari, E. (2006). "Mobile model-based bridge lifecycle management system", Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 21(7), 530-547.
Hong, T. and Hastak, M. (2007). "Evaluation and determination of optimal MR&R strategies in concrete bridge decks", Automation in Construction, 16(2), 165-175.
Huang, Y.-H. and Huang, H.-Y. (2012). "A model for concurrent maintenance of bridge elements", Automation in Construction, 21, 74-80.
Ilter, D. and Ergen, E. (2015). "BIM for building refurbishment and maintenance: current status and research directions", Structural Survey, 33(3), 228-256.
Kim, S., Frangopol, D.M. and Soliman, M. (2013). "Generalized probabilistic framework for optimum inspection and maintenance planning", Journal of Structural Engineering, 139(3), 435-447.
Lin, Y.-C. and Su, Y.-C. (2013). "Developing mobile-and BIM-based integrated visual facility maintenance management system", The Scientific World Journal, 2013(7), 124249.  
Liu, R. and Issa, R. (2012) "Automatically updating maintenance information from a BIM database", Proeedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Florida, USA, pp. 373-380.
Marzouk, M. and Abdelaty, A. (2014). "BIM-based framework for managing performance of subway stations", Automation in Construction, 41, 70-77.
Marzouk, M. and Hisham, M. (2011). "Bridge information modeling in sustainable bridge management", Proceedings of ICSDC, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, pp. 457-466.
McGuire, B., Atadero, R., Clevenger, C. and Ozbek, M. (2016). "Bridge information modeling for inspection and evaluation", Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21(4), 04015076.
Mirzaei, Z. and Adey, B.T. (2018). "Determination of the most sustainable bridge work programs through the improved structure level considerations", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 14(8), 1123-1139.
Miyamoto, A., Kawamura, K. and Nakamura, H. (2000). "Bridge management system and maintenance optimization for existing bridges", Computer‐Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 15(1), 45-55.
Miyamoto, A. and Motoshita, M. (2015). "Development and practical application of a bridge management system (J-BMS) in Japan", Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 48(1), 189-216.
Morcous, G. and Lounis, Z. (2005). "Maintenance optimization of infrastructure networks using genetic algorithms", Automation in Construction, 14(1), 129-142.
Motamedi, A., Hammad, A. and Asen, Y. (2014). "Knowledge-assisted BIM-based visual analytics for failure root cause detection in facilities management", Automation in Construction, 43, 73-83.
NIBS (2008). "United States national building information modeling standard, version 1, Part 1: Overview, principles, and methodologies", Nantional Institute of Building Sciences, USA.
Nili, M.H., Zahraie, B. and Taghaddos, H. (2020). "BrDSS: A decision support system for bridge maintenance planning employing bridge information modeling", Smart Structures and Systems, 26(4), 533-544.
Sahrapeyma, A. and Hosseini, A. (2013). "Strategic planning for the national bridge stock of Iran", Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 46(1), 51-68.
Michigan Department of Transportation (2016). "NBI rating guideline", Available at: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/BIR_Ratings_Guide_Combined_2016-3-15_517075_7.pdf (Access Date: 2020 June 5).
Yanev, B. and Testa, R.B. (1997). "Life-cycle performance of bridge components in New York City", Recent Advances in Bridge Engineering, 385-392.
 
 
Volume 54, Issue 2
December 2021
Pages 351-364
  • Receive Date: 04 March 2020
  • Revise Date: 12 October 2020
  • Accept Date: 31 October 2020
  • First Publish Date: 12 July 2021