Utilising BIM for National Road Authorities

Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR)
Apr, 01 2017

The Conference of European Directors of Roads (Conférence Européenne des Directeurs des Routes – CEDR) produced this document titled ‘Technical report 2017-05 Utilising BIM for NRAs’. The report was drawn up by a CEDR’s Task Group focused on Information, led by Rijkswaterstaat (the Netherlands). The report has been authored by a collective group with input from national road agencies of the following European countries: Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The goals of this report are to share knowledge about Open BIM, build a sustainable International community that can influence EU decision-making regarding development, maintenance and use of Open BIM Information standards, and also improve the shared investments in the development and use of Open BIM standards.

The purpose of this report is to inform National Road Authorities (NRAs) and other interested parties about the collective findings of the task group in relation to the digital transformation needed to improve information management. For NRAs, BIM means focusing on Building Information Management, with the main goal being to digitally procure asset data using Open BIM standards. Furthermore, an additional goal is to enhance the possibilities of the client in handling data and improving its quality in the lifecycle of assets. The focus of CEDR’s Task group is on the information of constructing, developing and maintaining infrastructure for roads (and their surrounding areas). Open BIM consists of open information in the structured data sets, open exchange standards and software to use them (BIM tools).

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