Development of 3D and 4D Bridge Models and Plans

Michigan's Department of Transportation (MDOT’s) road design, survey, and construction processes are rapidly developing and implementing three-dimensional (3D) and four dimensional (4D) (4D is time or project schedule) modeling for plan set development and operational management. Research is needed to develop and standardize bridge 3D and 4D bridge modeling in coordination with these other processes. The models will be used by bridge designers during the design process to size and place bridge components, confirm fit-up of precast elements, identify conflicts, show part-width and multi-stage construction, and demonstrate accelerated bridge construction sequence. They should communicate the bridge plan set to engineers and contractors in a unique new way that will help to coordinate and implement global project activities. Finally, the model should be standardized so that in the future it can be integrated with or communicate with bridge operational needs, including bridge inspection, load rating, and management.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $272352
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Murray Van Wagoner Building
      425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Project Managers:

      Triezenberg, Jeff

    • Performing Organizations:

      Parsons Brinckerhoff Michigan, Incorporated

      6011 W. St. Joseph
      Suite 400
      Lansing, Michigan  United States  48917
    • Principal Investigators:

      Maier, Francesca

    • Start Date: 20160404
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01595965
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: OR15-191, 2016-0175
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 12 2016 9:25AM