Assessing Building Information Modeling (BIM) Maturity and Identifying Barriers to Implementation among Transportation Agencies in Region 6

The objective of this project is to provide a systematic roadmap to regional DOTs for the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the organizational level based on comparative BIM maturity assessment across the region. BIM maturity refers to the ongoing journey of improvement, evolution, and refinement within the realm of BIM implementation. It signifies a commitment to enhancing several key aspects, namely quality, repeatability, and predictability, all of which are intricately tied to an organization's BIM capability. The competency metrics are integral to shaping a holistic organizational structure and encompass a wide array of critical elements. The research team will focus on the competency elements specified in the national BIM roadmap for the study, including skills, tools and technologies, data and standards, and policies and procedures. Each competency element will be assessed based on five BIM maturity levels: Level A (Ad-hoc Initial/Low), Level B (Defined/Medium-Low), Level C (Managed/Medium), Level D (Integrated/Medium-High) and Level E (Optimized/High). The final task involves the development of a BIM Level 2 implementation roadmap with prioritized action items. This roadmap will be crafted based on the insights gathered from the regional survey and the BIM maturity assessment. It will outline clear, actionable steps that each DOT can undertake to advance its BIM capabilities in alignment with the national roadmap. The prioritization of these steps will be determined by considering factors such as the DOT's current maturity level, available resources, and strategic objectives. The roadmap will serve as a practical guide, assisting DOTs in their journey toward achieving BIM Level 2 maturity and fostering collaboration and innovation within the transportation sector. While developed for implementation in Region 6, the framework underpinning the roadmap will be transferable to other states and regions.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $110000
  • Contract Numbers:


    CY1-UTEP- 03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southern Plains Transportation Center

    University of Oklahoma
    201 Stephenson Pkwy, Suite 4200
    Norman, OK  United States  73019
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at El Paso

    El Paso, TX  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Raheem, Adeeba

    Weidner, Jeffrey

  • Start Date: 20231001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01899466
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southern Plains Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348306, CY1-UTEP- 03
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2023 5:51PM