February 10-12, 2025  |  Colorado Convention Center   |  Denver, CO, USA

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Aevex Aerospace Lidar

BIM for Infrastructure: Digital Delivery as Legal Documentation

Feb 12 2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM MT

Room 504

This session presents all the relevant technologies available for development of Project Information Model (PIM) protocol using a Collaboration Common Data Environment(CDE) Platform. This session showcase industry revised workflow for digital project delivery as legal document. Various pilots are showcased with creation of a cross‐division team to modify and finalize this workflow based on lessons learned. This panel identifies modifications to the project development and delivery workflows based on the method of project delivery [e.g., Design, Bid, Built(DBB), Design, Built(DB), Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)and Construction Manager / General Contractor(CMGC)] and type of projects (i.e., Bridge Infrastructure, Communications Infrastructure, Railroad Infrastructure, Road Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, Maintenance & Operation) before implementation of PIM as Legal Document. This session also show case establishing digital twin of existing surface and underground assets utilizing Scan-to-BIM workflow to develop 3D Digital as-built.

Implementation of BIM For Horizontal Infrastructure- Digital Framework
Description of Baseline Process:

Currently projects are planned, designed, and constructed based on the existing project development process. The focus of this BIM4I effort is from start of the Planning phase through construction completion and into 3D Digital As‐built, Enterprise Asset Management and into the Maintenance and Operation phase. The design engineer, in cooperation with the PDT, collects, organizes, and disperses information to the various disciplines.

Description of Recommended Change/Solution:

The proposal is to have all projects utilize a Project Information Model (PIM) protocol using a Collaboration Platform. This requires development of a revised workflow for digital project delivery. Ultimately, as various pilots are conducted, we recommend creation of a cross‐division team to modify and finalize this workflow based on lessons learned. This team would identify modifications to the project development and delivery workflows based on the method of project delivery (e.g., DB) and type of projects (i.e., Maintenance) before implementation of PIM as Legal Document. This team would create training and provide ongoing project development training for the modified processes based on 3D PIM digital delivery.

Kourosh Langari, Caltrans

How to build a Digital Twin Strategy at a City Implementation Level: Case Study for Digital Twins at DFW Airport
This presentation will cover the following features of the case study:

Success, lesson, and the process.

i. DTAP Strategic Master Planning and needs assessment

ii. Use Case Tactical Project Roadmap Development

iii. Digital Twin Implementation

iv. Program Adoption, Improvement, & Optimization

3. Program Standards, Governance, Handover

4. The role of sensors, challenges of legacy systems, and picking a winning proof of concept

5. Data readiness and project prioritization

6. Removing data siloes through integration

7. Infrastructure required for success; building integrity programs and data acquisition strategy

8. Automation

9. Training and Examples

Kelly Watt, DFW Airport

The Silver Lining of Point Clouds at MMSD
With a goal of a Digital Twin for over two hundred facilities and nineteen thousand assets, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is undertaking a long-term BIM project to scan and model its Water Reclamation Facilities (WRF). Utilizing a hybrid approach, MMSD is working with project consultants and in-house staff, including a new BIM Coordinator position, to create BIMs for WRF facilities. A Scan-to-BIM process allows the utility to collaborate with consultants to capture point cloud data from contract deliverables and model facilities at a rapid rate. However, the journey to digital twins does not end with scanning and modeling, it also requires standardization. MMSD will demonstrate how taking time to document BIM specifications and scanning standards improves our strategy and eliminates mistakes before they happen.

Robert Chavez, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

How Digital Twins are Transforming Project Delivery
Digital twin is a relatively new term in infrastructure, but it’s one you’ll hear more of as industry practice catches up with what is now technologically feasible.  In today’s rapidly evolving transportation infrastructure landscape, the ability to harness the power of diverse geospatial data sources is critical for optimizing decision-making and asset management. The session will discuss innovating with digital twin technology and geospatial data, including how the technology will be used for the I-90 Digital Twin Bridge Proof of Technology Evaluation project, Seattle Washinton. 

Thomas Coleman, WSP USA

Session Moderator



Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District


DFW Airport

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