Multi-Modal Modelling: BIM Template for Hub Connectivity and Networks

Building Information Modeling (BIM) templates exist generally for all Architectural Engineering Construction stakeholders, but lacking specificity with regard to typology. A template, meaning a file containing specific modeled database components, has yet to be established for the transportation sector in general, nor particularly the multimodal transportation hubs for first mile/last mile experiences of cyclists, metro users and pedestrians. This proposal would develop a fundamental BIM component and assembly library via the template format for future use, ultimately resulting in a multimodal center design library of objects for intra-megaregion travel ease, sustainability and metrics. This template would identify and provide for necessary BIM objects for private, public, and services related to these specific transport hubs, still including the transfer possibilities between these networks. The research questions what multitude of 3D BIM components for multimodal hubs are spatially necessary as well as what is provisional for connectivity between these hubs. Proposing “User Based Scenarios” (UBS) would solve relevant predicaments of multimodal transit integration and facilitate further development of travel demand, 4D assemblies necessary for transfer nodes, 5D cost implications, 6D schedule design of robust multimodal time-tables, and 7D operational control of line-bound public transport services. This template can therefore lead to an unconventional approach of spatial analysis that suggests new morphologies for hub buildings, giving this representational tool a direct influence on the conceptual transportation development.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $33000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • 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:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Briscoe, Danelle

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01674190
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 12:01PM