Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Bridges and Structures Support

AASHTO COBS Technical Committee on Technology and Software (T-19) is striving to take advantage of the efficiencies associated with the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Bridges and Structures. Implementation of BIM for Bridges and Structures requires development of documentation and tools to facilitate its use. AASHTO COBS T-19 is seeking a consultant/contractor to develop standards, guidelines, and/or manuals for bridge owners and project stakeholders to facilitate the use of IFC as a national exchange standard for bridges and structures projects. The effort should establish the data requirements for key data exchanges for the life cycle of the structure’s model. Additionally, collaboration with other entities to incorporate the national and international BIM efforts is required. NIBS will support this effort by providing the following services to AASHTO COBS T-19 over the course of 5 year effort covered by the pooled fund contract: (1) Provide connection to and reporting from relevant/related international activities at buildingSMART and related international standards efforts; (2) Review technical deliverables from pooled fund project; (3) Post and obtain input on bridge standard components from bSA community. Host exchanges and process for verification and testing through bSA/NBIMS for software vendors and industry; (4) Support development of standardized definitions and terminologies for BIM for Bridges and Structures; (5) Develop T-19 governance and stewardship model for the national standard; and (6) Provide project management support to review materials received from pooled fund contractor and support T-19 in organizing and providing responses to deliverables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), as the lead state for pooled project TPF-5(372), will be responsible for contracting and administration of the project.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $47800
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Institute of Building Sciences

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Abu-Hawash, Ahmad

  • Start Date: 20180921
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190920
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684101
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(372)
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2018 1:50PM