Adopting Construction 4.0 Concepts to Enhance Execution and O&M Phases of Transportation Infrastructure Projects

With the emerging digital technology introduced to the construction industry, the new revolution, Construction 4.0, has started to align with the fourth industry revolution (Industry 4.0). These digital technologies enable construction projects to improve in many aspects, from design to construction, operation, and maintenance. In this proposed research, Dr. Faghihi will use some concepts available in Construction 4.0 to investigate their potential benefits to transportation infrastructure projects in the first phase and then propose practical implementations of these technologies in real-world DoT projects. Those concepts are building information modeling (BIM), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR). In this research, BIM and VR/AR will enhance transportation projects’ design and execution phases and facilitate the operation and maintenance of those projects.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $496591
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    • 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:

      National Center for Infrastructure Transformation

      Prairie View A&M University
      Prairie View, TX  United States  77446
    • Performing Organizations:

      Prairie View A&M University

      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      P.O. Box 519
      Prairie View, TX  United States  77446
    • Principal Investigators:

      Faghihi, Vahid

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: 01-07-PVAMU

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893159
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Infrastructure Transformation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552344813
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 13 2023 12:27PM