BIM for Transit Infrastructure: A Feasibility and Gap Assessment with Current Practices and Systems at the MBTA

Research is needed on the importance of data governance and integration. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) management of new projects and ongoing operations can be improved by implementing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivery methodology in the Capital Delivery department. BIM is a very powerful software for integrating many different concepts and models into a single platform. It can include coordination of information between trades, contractors, and designers during the design and constriction processes. This results in a very efficient process of identifying and resolving interferences, incorporating design or part changes, and visualizing assets both in their final condition and at different stages of construction. The goals of the project are the following: o Collect and present information on effective BIM strategies based on practices of comparable agencies and a literature review o Provide recommendations on where BIM has the most promise for effective integration into MBTA practice o Highlight pitfalls to avoid when implementing BIM


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gerasimidis, Simos

    Civjan, Scott

  • Start Date: 20220501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848413
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2022 9:32AM